Reach Subsea has entered into a firm contract with NTNU for the MarMine Project to complete a scientific research expedition on the mid-Atlantic ridge north of Jan Mayen, financed by the Research Council of Norway (RCN).
The project will deploy ROV, AUV and grabs for seabed mapping and sampling for geological and biological research related to marine mining.
Reach will execute the contract using Rieber’s Polar King.
Total contract duration is approximately three weeks.
CEO Jostein Alendal says:
“We are pleased to be part of a very exciting project together with NTNU and the other MarMine partners, and to utilize our know-how in a new market segment, the subsea mining segment.”
Expedition lead on the MarMine-project Martin Ludvigsen says: «A modern and well equipped offshore vessel gives the project the best possible premises to succeed»
Project manager on MarMine-project Kurt Aasly says: “The project appreciate that we are able to utilize equipment and competence from the oil and gas industry for use in the subsea mining segment”.