- Published: 10 August 2021 10 August 2021
Prysmian has announced the delivery of the vessel Leonardo da Vinci. The vessel is built by the Vard Group and has a length of approximately 170 m and a breadth of about 34 m.
The vessel features deep water installation capabilities for depths of more than 3,000 m, a maximum speed slight above 16 knots; 2 carousels of 7,000 and 10,000 tonnes, two independent laying lines and bollard pull in excess of 180 tonnes. In addition, the vessel is equipped with DP3 positioning and seakeeping systems. All cable handling and installation equipment has been designed by Prysmian.
The first mission assigned to the Leonardo da Vinci vessel is the installation of the Viking Link submarine cable connection between the UK and Denmark. The vessel has just arrived at Prysmian’s Arco Felice in order to load the cable to be installed. Later in the year, it will be fully dedicated to the execution of other projects such as the submarine power interconnection between the Spanish islands Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and the Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.