Intertek to Undertake Cable Risk Studies in Qatar

Intertek’s Energy & Water consultancy services, formerly Intertek METOC, has won a new marine power cable assignment in Qatar for LS Cable & System, the global cable manufacturer. Intertek is the leading quality and safety solutions provider to industries worldwide

Intertek will be undertaking a cable burial risk assessment study for two high-voltage AC (HVAC) submarine cables from Ras Laffan, mainland Qatar, to Halul Island, approximately 100 km off the coast of Qatar.

The HVAC link will supply power to meet the present and future electrical demand of Halul Island, a major international oil and gas terminal. The cable burial risk assessment includes hazard identification, fishing gear and anchor penetration studies, shipping intensity study, geological assessment, cable burial technology and tool evaluation, and burial depth recommendations. The work started in December 2012 and will take around 3 months to complete. Intertek brings to the project significant experience gained from over 16 years of undertaking similar studies for a number of major sub-marine power cable projects.

Frank Beiboer, Managing Director of Intertek Energy & Water Consultancy services, said “We are thrilled to win this significant piece of work supporting a strategically important project for the oil and gas industry in the Middle East. This further strengthens our portfolio of international offshore HV cable projects that now stretches from the Americas to Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.”

Intertek’s Energy and Water consultancy service specialises in technical support in marine, coastal and river environments to help reduce risks to engineering and environmental projects at all stages: from concept, feasibility and design, through construction, operation and decommissioning.  Key service sectors are oil & gas, offshore renewables and marine cables, and water, where the consultancy partners with operators, developers, utilities, lenders and Governments.


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