Boskalis reports good progress with new cable lay vessel

Vessel & ROV News - August 15, 2012

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Boskalis Offshore says good progress is being made on the construction of its first 'N Class' cable-laying vessel, which is building at ZPMC, Shanghai.

This vessel will undertake cable-laying activities in Europe on joining the Boskalis fleet early next year.

The N Class will be diesel-electric vessels and can be outfitted for cable-laying or a wide range of other tasks, including diving support, rock-dumping, offshore construction and salvage assignments.

The new 7,500 dw vessels have a length of 99m, breadth of 30m and a design
draught of 4.7m. The latter feature reflects the importance of the vessel's shallow water capability – particularly for inshore cable-laying for offshore windfarms.

The first of the new vessels is now taking shape, and a total of 24 modules are under construction. Testing of main engines, electrical systems and other equipment is under way.

Steel-cutting for the second vessel recently commenced.

The DP2 vessels will have accommodation for up to 104 personnel, a helicopter
deck, a large, heave-compensated crane and moonpools.

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