Cable Layers News


Prysmian’s Monna Lisa Reaches Norway (Video)

Jul 15, 2024

Prysmian's Monna Lisa vessel, being build by Vard, has reached Norway for final outfitting, installation of main mission equipment and trials, before becoming fully operational in 2025.The 171-meter-long cable laying vessel (CLV) arrived to Norway after travelling 4…

Vard-Built Cable Layer for NCT Offshore Hits Water

Jul 09, 2024

Vard has launched the cable laying vessel (CLV) being built for Danish offshore services firm NCT Offshore, ahead of delivery planned later in 2024.The newbuild CLV, named Freja, has been launched at Vard Shipyards in Tulcea, Romania.The vessel features VARD 9 01 design…

NKT Upgrades Its CLV for Better Offshore Installation Services

Jul 04, 2024

Danish subsea cable and services firm NKT has boosted the offshore installation capabilities of its cable laying vessel (CLV) NKT Victoria by conducting several technical upgrades.According to NKT, the vessel now features increased cable load capacity…

Opsealog Expands Fleet Digitalization Contract with CLV Operator

Jun 12, 2024

Opsealog, a provider of data integration and analysis services for the maritime and offshore industry, has confirmed the renewal and expansion of its service contract with Orange Marine, a French company specializing in cable laying and repair operations…

Vard Launches Prysmian’s Monna Lisa Cable Layer

Jun 11, 2024

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has launched a 171-meter-long cable laying vessel (CLV) Monna Lisa, being built for Prysmian, marking another major milestone towards the delivery of the vessel, scheduled for 2025.Prysmian executives gathered at the VARD shipyard in Tulcea…

Palfinger to Supply Major Equipment Package for Prysmian’s New Cable Layer

Jun 05, 2024

Palfinger Marine, an Austrian manufacturer of hydraulic lifting, loading, and handling systems for marine applications, has been contracted to supply a major equipment package for a new cable laying vessel, under construction at Vard for Prysmian…

NKT Names New Methanol-Powered Cable Laying Vessel

Jun 03, 2024

Danish subsea cable and services firm NKT has named its second cable laying vessel (CLV) NKT Eleonora, which has been designed to run on methanol.NKT Eleonora, meaning shining light, will boost the company’s offshore cable laying capacity and…

Jan De Nul Orders Another XL Cable Layer

May 17, 2024

Offshore installation services company Jan De Nul has ordered another XL cable laying vessel (CLV), identical to the Fleeming Jenkin, which boasts ‘unrivalled cable-carrying capacity’.Like the Fleeming Jenkin, the vessel will be 215 meters long and can transport 28…

Vard Selects TMC to Equip Prysmian’s Newbuild Cable Laying Vessel

May 08, 2024

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has hired TMC Compressors (TMC) to supply a complete marine compressed air system to a newbuild cable laying vessel being built for Prysmian.Under the contract, whose value was not disclosed, TMC will deliver a marine…

Bluestone to Supervise Construction of Prysmian's Two New Cable Layers

May 08, 2024

Bluestone Group, a maritime technical services company, has secured a contract for plan approval and site supervision of two new cutting-edge cable-laying vessels operated by Prysmian.The two new cable-laying vessels, the first of which is under construction and the second under design…

Huisman to Supply Two Subsea Cranes for Toyo’s New Cable Layer

Mar 12, 2024

Dutch company Huisman has secured a contract to supply two subsea cranes for Toyo Construction’s new cable laying vessel (CLV), being built by Norwegian shipbuilder Vard.The contract Huisman signed with Vard is for the delivery of full electric 250 mt Hybrid Boom Subsea Crane…

MacGregor Gets Large Crane Order for Prysmian’s New Cable Layer

Mar 07, 2024

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a large order for three cranes that will be installed onboard a new cable laying vessel (CLV) being built for Prysmian by shipbuilder Vard.MacGregor will deliver a 100-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) crane…

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…

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