SBSS sign contract to inspect 500kV Hainan connection

SBSS has been awarded the contract for ROV inspection of the Hainan 500kV Cable System by China Southern Grid. Selected by the customer because of their track record on earlier surveys, and use of class-leading subsea technology, SBSS will mobilize their cable ship Fu An and Sea Lion III ROV from Shanghai to undertake the work in early March.

The cable survey is the most extensive survey of the Hainan cable since installation, with a full topographical and geomorphological survey of the 31 km submarine cable route being carried out with SBSS’s in-house survey equipment to assess cable burial depth, and subsea obstacle detection and video survey being used to identify any at-risk areas following the tropical storm"rainbow"which passed through the area in 2015.