Intertek Provides Quality and Safety Solutions for Sun Cable’s Australia-ASEAN Power Link Submarine Cable
February 09, 2021
Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is pleased to announce it has been appointed by Sun Cable Pty Ltd. to provide marine survey client representation services to assure quality and safety of the Australia-ASEAN Power Link (AAPL). The AAPL is a proposed 3,750km international offshore infrastructure project bringing renewable solar energy from Northern Australia to Singapore.
This important project will connect the 10GW capacity solar farm at Elliott, Northern Territory, Australia, supplying the Darwin and Singapore grids with renewable electricity and battery storage. Sun Cable aims to diversify the Singaporean electricity supply with renewable energy, thereby increasing grid resilience and helping it meet its Paris Commitment in greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Intertek experts will be providing a Total Quality Assurance solution that ensures the marine hydrographic, geophysical and shallow geotechnical survey undertaken along the entire AAPL marine cable route through Australia, Singapore and Indonesia is in line with the client's safety, health, environmental and quality (SHEQ) vision and technical specifications. The scope of services includes provision of client representatives for the vessels undertaking the works and associated marine consultancy services.
Andy Page, Intertek Energy & Water’s Site Characterisation and Engineering Lead, said: “We are very pleased to support Sun Cable in their vision of ‘connecting Australia into the ASEAN Power Grid while providing up to 20% of Singapore’s energy by renewable solar power‘ and providing expert personnel to assure quality and safety during such an exciting renewable energy project.’’
Intertek’s global offshore project experience encompasses numerous industries and includes the planning, permitting and construction oversight of offshore renewables projects as well as power transmission and telecommunication cables. Our many services include site selection and characterization, feasibility studies, survey and installation oversight, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and scoping studies, metocean assessments, and risk management for a variety of offshore developments. Learn more about these Intertek services by visiting: www.intertek.com/wind-wave-tidal/offshore-consulting/
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