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Windtech International May June 2024 issue

 

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Prysmian to further expand its cable laying vessel fleetPrysmian Group has announced an investment of approximately €200 million in a new cable-layer plus adjustment for cables equipment of approximately €40 million. The new vessel will be fully operational by Q1 2025.
 
As for Prysmian’s vessel, Leonardo da Vinci, the new vessel will be built by the VARD Group (a subsidiary of the Fincantieri Group). With substantially the same hull of Leonardo Da Vinci, a length of approximately 170 m and a breadth of about 34 m, the new cable-laying vessel will also be equipped with a similar cable installation equipment, , such as: a first laying line with a capstan suitable for deep water installation at over 3,000 m; a second independent laying line with linear cable engines in order to increase operating flexibility; 2 carousels of 7,000 and 10,000 tonnes. The bollard pull will be in excess of 180 tonnes. The vessel will be equipped with DP3 positioning and seakeeping systems, while the maximum transit speed will exceed 16 knots.
 
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