Dutch Van Oord orders cable-laying vessel for offshore wind farms

(SeeNews) - Sep 10, 2013 - Dutch dredging company Van Oord said Friday it had ordered a new cable-laying vessel to install electricity cables for offshore wind farms.

The ship will be built at Damen Shipyards’ wharf in Romania and will be delivered by the end of 2014. 

The vessel will be deployed for the Gemini wind farm project 
that will arise 60 km (37.3 miles) north of the Schiermonnikoog island. Van Oord has already started preparations for the project.

The vessel will feature a dead weight of 8,500 tonnes, a length of 120 metres, a beam of 28 metres and a DP-2 system. It will further be equipped with a cable carousel with a capacity of more than 5,000 tonnes and an offshore crane that makes it suitable to lay heavy and long export cables. 

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