Published: 18 December 2020 18 December 2020
Van Oord has ordered a custom-built green cable-laying vessel. The vessel will be delivered from Vard in Norway and will be fully operational in 2023.
Apart from the possibility to run on bio fuel, this hybrid vessel has future fuel ready engines with built-in flexibility to anticipate e-fuels. It will have a large battery pack, a shore supply connection and energy management system. The new DP2 vessel will be equipped with a below-deck cable carousel and a second carousel on deck, with total cable-carrying capacity of 8,000 tonnes. The vessel will mainly be deployed on inter-array grid and export cables of offshore wind projects. The vessel is also able to install High Voltage Direct Current cables. Van Oord’s cable trenchers can also be operated from this vessel.