Cable layer order

09 Sep 2013
The new MPV has been ordered to increase capacity for working on windfarms

The new MPV has been ordered to increase capacity for working on windfarms

Dutch dredging and marine contractor Van Oord, has ordered a new cable laying vessel to be built by Damen Shipyards Romania.

The new multipurpose vessel will help Van Oord to increase its capacity for installing electrical cables at offshore windfarms.

The company is making preparations for the Gemini windfarm project being constructed 60km north of Schierminnikog, one of the Dutch Waddon Islands, and the new vessel will be deployed at this site and many others.

It’s also part of the strategy to offer a complete package for the construction of offshore windfarms as an EPC contractor.

The MPV will have a dead weight of 8,500 tonnes, a length of 120m, beam of 28m and be equipped with a DP-2 system.

It will be equipped with cable carousel with a capacity of more than 5,000 tonnes and an offshore crane capable of laying heavy and long export cables.

The vessel is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014.

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