Tender for Marine Geophysical and Geotechnical Surveys – Updated

Tender for Marine Geophysical and Geotechnical Surveys – Updated

Xlinks is developing an HVDC interconnector between Morocco and the United Kingdom.

Marine Geophysical and Geotechnical Surveys

Last edited date: 22 December 2021

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Marine survey services – 71354500

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£13,000,000

Procurement reference

BIP650595933

Published date

17 December 2021

Closing date

17 January 2022

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

1 May 2022

Contract end date

30 December 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

No

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

Text to be corrected in the original notice:
Place of text to be modified: II.2.7
Instead of: Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Duration in months: 6
This contract is subject to renewal: No
Description of renewals: Not provided
Read: Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: No
Description of renewals: Not provided
Place of text to be modified: II.2.4
Instead of: Description of procurement: Description of procurement: Provision of marine geophysical and geotechnical sSurveys for HVDC interconnector cable route between Morocco and the UK. Survey route is approximately 3,600km.

Xlinks is developing an HVDC interconnector between Morocco and the United Kingdom. This notice concerns the award of 1 contract for the marine geophysical, geotechnical and environmental route investigation surveys along the interconnector route between Morocco and the United Kingdom. The survey shall be carried out in a designated corridor centred on the cable route. The corridor is expected to vary with water depth but will be no less than 700m wide and the centre line distance of the cable route is expected to be approximately 3,600 km. Though these figures are subject to variation.
The route survey must provide a detailed mapping of the bathymetry, of the seabed surface including morphological and geological features and man-made-objects and of the sub-surface geology.
The scope of the assignment will include the following:
1) Nearshore and offshore geophysical and hydrographic survey; This survey is to be undertaken along the entire route. The shore-ends will use land-based observations at low tide and shallow draft vessel to ensure data coverage extends across
the entire proposed cable route from beach to beach.
This will consist of a survey using all of the following geophysical sensors – side scan sonar (SSS), multi-beam echo sounder (MBES), magnetometer, sub-bottom profiling, and grab sampling to support seabed interpretation. Supplementary geophysical and topographic survey methods will be used across the inter-tidal areas and up to the beach at the landfall(s) in each country.
2) UXO survey; Magnetometer survey to detect potential UXO
3) Nearshore and offshore geotechnical investigations; The geotechnical survey will aim to provide information of the characteristics of the subsea soils through core sampling of the seabed with Vibrocorer or Piston corer (3m or 6m below seabed); CPT tests of the seabed (3m or 6m below seabed); T-bar tests; dissipation tests; box coring; deeper boreholes (~25m) at landfall locations (nearshore/onshore) to inform potential HDD requirements; measurement of seabed temperature and conductivity; geotechnical laboratory tests (including carbon dating, x-ray) and tests of thermal properties soil samples.
4) Nearshore and off

 

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How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Stephen Kennedy

Address

Kingfisher House
1 Radford Way
Billericay
CM120EQ
UK

Telephone

+447894060445

Email

stephen@xlinks.co