Cable Layers News


Boskalis Commissions BOKA Ocean Cable-Laying Vessel

Feb 23, 2024

After a major conversion, Dutch marine services firm Boskalis has commissioned the BOKA Ocean vessel.The vessel was acquired in 2023 as a pipe-laying vessel and was subsequently converted into a broadly deployable cable-laying vessel.After BOKA Ocean completed its sea trials in the North Sea…

ABB to Equip Nexans’ New Cable Layer with Hybrid Power System

Feb 14, 2024

ABB has secured an order from Norwegian shipyard Ulstein Verft to supply an advanced power and propulsion system for a new cable-laying vessel (CLV) being built for Nexans.Upon delivery in 2026, the vessel will join Nexans Skagerrak and sister…

Vard to Convert IT Infinity PSV to Cable Laying Vessel

Feb 05, 2024

Norwegian ship designed and builder Vard has secured a contract from I.T. International Telecom Marine (IT) to convert its platform supply vessel (PSV) IT Infinity into a cable laying vessel (CLV).The PSV was built at Vard Brattvaag and delivered…

Jan De Nul Group Picks MacArtney’s CEMAC Tensioners for CLV Fleet

Feb 02, 2024

MacArtney Offshore Wind Solutions has been hired by Jan de Nul to design and supply custom CEMAC tensioner systems for its entire cable laying vessel (CLV) fleet, which includes the world’s largest cable layer - the Fleeming Jenkin.MacArtney's comprehensive scope involves designing…

ABC Engines to Equip Jan De Nul’s Largest Cable Layer Yet

Jan 26, 2024

Offshore installation services company Jan De Nul has ordered methanol marine engines from ABC Engines for its new cable-laying vessel Fleeming Jenkin with ‘unrivalled cable-carrying capacity’.The order includes four 7,200 kW engines and one 1…

Ulstein Verft Cuts First Steel for New and Improved Nexans Aurora Vessel

Jan 24, 2024

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft and Nexans Marine Operations have marked the start of construction of a new DP3 cable-laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora in a steel cutting ceremony held on January 19, 2024.Four months after signing the shipbuilding contract…

Red Rock to Supply Cranes for New Nexans Aurora Cable Layer

Jan 23, 2024

Norwegian offshore crane supplier Red Rock has been hired once again by Ulstein Verft to deliver upgraded crane package for a new and updated version of the DP3 cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora.The cable-laying vessel will feature a split turntable on deck capable of holding up to 10…

NKT Orders $270M Cable Layer from Vard

Jan 15, 2024

Norwegian ship designer and builder Vard has confirmed the Danish subsea cable company NKT is behind the order for the construction of the new cable laying vessel.The contract, valued between $218-270 million (€200-250 million), was signed mid December 2023 by Vard and NKT HV Cables…

Vard Confirms Cable Layer Order

Dec 15, 2023

Norwegian ship designer and builder Vard on Friday announced it has signed a contract to construct a cable laying vessel for an undisclosed customer. The value of the contract is between EUR 200 – 250 million.The vessel is designed by Norwegian company Salt Ship Design AS…

Jan De Nul Inks Two Contracts with TenneT

Dec 07, 2023

Jan De Nul Group together with its consortium partners LS Cable & System and Denys has signed the contracts for two 525 HVDC cable systems for the two grid connection systems BalWin4 and LanWin1. These mark the first two contracts signed under…

Singapore Firm Orders Next-Gen Cable Ship Design

Nov 02, 2023

Singapore-based Megamas Resources, in partnership with Renaissance Technologies (RTM) has contracted Ulstein Design & Solutions AS to design a cable-laying and repair vessel.  According to a press release issued Thursday, the decision to press…

Van Oord Set to Kick Off Cable Installation for Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm

Oct 04, 2023

Dutch offshore installation services company Van Oord is set to start the cable installation works on Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany.'After Van Oord’s heavy lift installation vessel Svanen completed installation of all…

Jan De Nul Orders Offshore Cable Layer with Record-Breaking Capacity

Oct 02, 2023

Offshore installation services company Jan De Nul has ordered an extra-large cable-laying ship with an 'unrivaled' cable-carrying capacity from China's CMHI Haimen shipyard.The vessel, to be named Fleeming Jenkin, will have a cable-carrying capacity of 28…

Nexans Aurora 2.0: Ulstein Verft to Build Another High End Cable Layer for Nexans

Sep 22, 2023

Nexans Marine Operations and the Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft have entered into a contract for the construction of a large DP3 cable-laying vessel, which will be an updated version of the Nexans Aurora vessel, delivered in 2021.The vessel is an ST-297 CLV design by Norway-based Skipsteknisk…

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