- Published: 04 September 2023 04 September 2023
The cable-laying vessel Calypso has been handed over to Van Oord. The final construction phase took place at the Vard Brattvaag shipyard in Norway, where the cable-related equipment was installed.
The Calypso is Van Oord's second cable-laying vessel in addition to the Nexus. The vessel is fitted with a cable carousel on deck and also with a second, below-deck cable carousel, with a total cable-carrying capacity of 8,000 tonnes. Suitable for efficiently laying two cables simultaneously, the Calypso will mainly be deployed to install inter-array grid and export cables for offshore wind projects, including high-voltage direct current cables.