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Kalypso, Royal IHC Partner to Build US' First Jones Act Cable Layer for Offshore Wind

Apr 15, 2024

New York-based Kalypso Offshore Energy on Monday announced it is teaming up with Dutch marine technology group and shipbuilder Royal IHC to design and construct a Jones Act compliant cable lay vessel (CLV)—the first purpose-built for the U.S. offshore wind market.Under a newly signed letter of intent (LOI), the partners are working together to finalize contract, engineering and construction details to domestically produce a 5…

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…

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…

Fincantieri Lands $250M Order from Prysmian for New Cable-Laying Vessel

Dec 21, 2023

Vard, a Norwegian subsidiary of the Fincantieri Group, has signed a contract for the design and construction of a cable-laying vessel for Prysmian Group valued at $250 million.This is the third cable-laying vessel Vard is building for Prysmian Group after vessels Monna Lisa…

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…

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