Singapore based Megamas Resources in partnership with Renaissance Technologies (RTM) has contracted Ulstein Design & Solutions for the conceptual design of cable laying and repair vessel.
The vessel is designed for the laying and maintenance of submarine cables, both fibre-optic telecommunication cables and power cables, covering the inter-array and export power cables for offshore wind farms. The cable ship will be 120 metres long with a beam of 23 metres. She can accommodate 70 people, with a deadweight capacity of 8,000 tonnes, and is yet able to achieve a passage speed of 14 knots. She will be equipped with two cable tanks, of which one to be fitted with a carousel system and a guided spooler. An integral hangar enabling operations and sheltered maintenance of TROV (Trenching ROV) and an A-Frame for plough deployment over the stern enable the vessel to undertake all type of cable burial operations.