Reach Subsea has now signed survey contract with major Scottish energy firm SSEN Transmission

Haugesund, 10 October 2023: With reference to the release dated 17 August 2023 regarding notice of a contract award, Reach Subsea, the trusted data and subsea service provider for ocean-based industries, announces the signing of the final contract and further details on the assignment.

The contract constitutes a detailed corridor survey for the Spittal to Peterhead HVDC power cable. The data will be used for detailed engineering and environmental assessment of potential cable routes with the survey corridor. The contract counterparty is SSEN Transmission, the transmission network operator responsible for the high voltage electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland. SSEN Transmission is carrying out a significant upgrade of the electricity transmission network in the region, launching a ‘Pathway to 2030’ programme of projects to facilitate the increase in renewable energy generation across the north of Scotland and deliver a network for net zero emissions.

The work is scheduled for execution in the fourth quarter of 2023, with a duration of approximately 75 vessel days. The ROV survey vessel Viking Reach with its permanently mobilized high-speed Surveyor Interceptor ROV will be utilized.

We have ramped up our capacity significantly over the last couple of years to serve a rapidly growing market with a broadened service offering. Our international presence is expanding fast with Aberdeen as a core location, and we are extremely pleased to be welcoming SSEN Transmission as a new significant client. The contract win is a strong endorsement of Reach Subsea’s attractivity for large clients and capabilities in solving complex tasks within the HVDC Transmission energy segment.

Jostein Alendal, CEO

The Surveyor Interceptor ROV (SROV) can provide more data of higher quality and higher resolution at higher speed and in more severe weather conditions than any other survey platform and is well suited for this assignment off the Scottish coast. We believe the contract with SSEN Transmission is an important step in our expansion strategy in the UK.

Alastair McKie, Managing Director of Reach Subsea UK
The Surveyor Interceptor ROV (SROV)

We are delighted to have secured marine survey services from Reach Subsea for the Spittal to Peterhead HVDC Project. This is a hugely important step in underpinning the timely delivery of this important project, which forms part of a major upgrade of the electricity transmission network across Great Britain that is required to help meet the UK and Scottish Governments 2030 renewable energy and climate change targets. We look forward to working with the team at Reach Subsea.

David Inge, Lead Project Manager at SSEN Transmission.


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Birgitte Wendelbo Johansen
Chief Financial Officer
Reach Subsea ASA

About Reach Subsea:
Reach Subsea ASA Group offers high quality solutions and technology to clients in need of ocean data and services. Services are offered out of our head office in Haugesund as well as from our subsidiaries and branches located across Norway, US, UK, Cyprus, Singapore, Trinidad and Brazil. The Group’s objective is to be a preferred partner and full-service provider of ocean services for clients, focusing on safety, environment, financial solidity and profitability. Our vision “Sustainable access to ocean space” underpins our commitment to the development of sustainable solutions, with stakeholder groups key interests in focus.