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    Boskalis orders cable laying vessel and acquires Indonesian cable laying contract

    News // May 26, 2011

    Samsung in Korea will build the new cable layer.

    Royal Boskalis Westminster has placed an order with Samsung for the construction of a power cable laying vessel.

    The vessel, with an overall length of 100m and with a cable loading capacity of 5,000 tonnes, is expected to be completed in the second half of 2012.

    Royal Boskalis Westminster has also been awarded a €20 million contract to lay two power cables between the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali.
    Boskalis, in a consortium with two Asian partners, was awarded the contract by the Indonesia State Electricity Corporation PT PLN to install underwater power cables between the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali.

    This is a full turnkey project in which Boskalis will place two 150 kV underwater power cables of about 5 km in length between the islands of Java and Bali.

    Due to the hard and irregular sea bedding and strong sea currents, Boskalis will also place rock to stabilize the seabed and to protect the power cables.
    The power cable laying vessel design was developed by a joint Boskalis SMIT team in a short time frame and will strengthen the group's position in the energy markets. Boskalis said there is growing demand for underwater interconnector power cables as a consequence of increased energy consumption and the growth of offshore windfarms.

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