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NKT's Massive Investment: New Cable Laying Vessel and Giant Offshore Cable Making Plant

May 24, 2023

Denmark-based power cable-making and installation firm NKT said it would invest around one billion euros in its high-voltage power cable business, including a new high-end cable laying vessel, and a new offshore cable production plant in Sweden.NKT said the investment was needed so the company can deliver on its recently secured significant order intake, and prepare for the continued strong market outlook…

XLCC Concludes Model Testing for Its New Cable Layer

May 17, 2023

U.K. based cable company XLCC announced it has completed model testing on its new cable laying vessel (CLV) in the Netherlands.XLCC has partnered closely with the vessel designer Salt Ship Design, who has planned the vessel from conception using 3D engineering software…

Vard to Design, Build Cable Layer for NCT Offshore

Mar 10, 2023

Shipbuilder and designer Vard, part of Fincantieri, said Friday that it had secured a contract to design and build a cable laying vessel for NCT Offshore in Denmark.The VARD 9 01 design vessel is designed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway. The hull will be built at Vard Tulcea in Romania…

Maersk Connector Cable Layer to Stay with Seaway 7 Until 2025-end

Feb 28, 2023

Maersk Supply Service's cable-laying vessel Maersk Connector has secured a contract to continue operations on behalf of Seaway 7 until December 31, 2025.The extension follows a successful first year of working on Seaway 7’s projects in both Taiwan and the United Kingdom…

P&O Maritime to Convert Multi-carrying Vessel to Cable Layer

Feb 21, 2023

Dubai-based P&O Maritime Logistics announced plans to convert one of its multi-carrying vessels (MCV) into a cable laying vessel (CLV).Set to start operations in the third quarter of 2024, the newly converted vessel will be equipped with a battery system…

Seaway 7 to Install Subsea Cables at Hai Long Offshore Wind Project

Feb 21, 2023

Seaway 7, a renewables-focused subsidiary of the offshore installation firm Subsea 7, has won a contract for the transport and installation of cables for the Hai Long offshore wind project in Taiwan.This contract award completes the key procurement for the project…

Japan: MOL, MOLMEC to Launch More Offshore Wind Training Courses as ClassNK Approval Granted

Feb 17, 2023

Japanese firms Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and MOL Marine & Engineering Co (MOLMEC) have been granted basic approval from ClassNK for two new training courses related to offshore wind power generation. The courses, for power cable laying and anchor handling training…

Vard to Build Second Cable Layer for Prysmian Group

Nov 22, 2022

VARD, a subsidiary of the Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri, said it has won a contract worth approximately €200 million ($205.3 million) to design and build a new cable laying vessel for Prysmian Group.Scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2025…

Van Oord's Cable Layer Rescues 49 Refugees in Mediterranean

Nov 17, 2022

The Dutch offshore installation firm Van Oord said Thursday that its Nexus cable layer had this week rescued 49 refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. 'The cable-laying vessel was contacted by the Malta Rescue Coordination Center to give support…

Cecon Orders Methanol, Battery-powered Cable Layer

Nov 17, 2022

Norway-based offshore energy industry services firm Cecon Contracting AS said Thursday that it had, with its partners, recently entered into an agreement for the construction of a methanol- and battery-powered cable installation vessel. The vessel…

Seaway 7 to Start Early Works on Moray West Offshore Wind Farm Cables

Aug 08, 2022

Seaway 7, a company specializing in offshore renewable energy installation services, said Monday it had signed a letter of award to start early work related to the installation of inter-array grid cables for the Moray West offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea…

XLCC to Order New Cable Laying Vessel

Mar 31, 2022

XLCC, the new high-voltage direct current (HVDC), renewable energy focused business in the U.K., said it has completed the concept design for a new cable laying vessel for planned delivery in the first half of 2025.The newbuild is slated to support the Morocco – UK Power Project…

Prysmian Wins $900M U.S. Offshore Wind Contracts

Dec 20, 2021

Italian subsea power cable maker Prysmian said Friday it had secured contracts worth $900 million in the U.S. offshore wind market.Both projects have been awarded by Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)-Worth around $300 million…

Dogger Bank Wind Farm: Tekmar Energy Bags Its Largest Ever CPS Contract

Dec 17, 2021

DEME Offshore has awarded Tekmar Energy a contract to supply Cable Protection Systems (CPS) for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK. in what is Tekmar Energy’s largest CPS supply contract to date.Dogger Bank is a 3.6GW offshore wind farm located 130km off the North East coast of England…

Ørsted Taps Boskalis for Cable Installation at Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 Projects

Nov 10, 2021

Dutch marine contractor Boskalis will install inter-array cables at Ørsted's for the German Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farms. Boskalis said Wednesday that the contract would include the transport, installation, and burial of a combined total of 106 inter-array cables…

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