Viktor Lenac delivers cable layer ArcosYard News // January 17, 2003
The Arcos was delivered in Rijeka on December 16th to her owner, Bohlen & Doyen in Germany.
The Arcos is an 86m long newbuild, and can accommodate and lay 600 tons of cables. She hasdiesel electric propulsion (4.5MW), enabling her to sail at 12kt.
She takes her name from the telecommunication ring in Caribbean, which required a special low draft vessel enabling maintenance and expansion of subsea cable network.
The design was produced Vik-Sandvik.
Bohlen & Doyen has a long term charter contract with the German company NSW, which installs and maintains net of submarine telecommunication cables in the Caribbean.
On delivery the vessel was chartered immediately to NSW a Corning Cable Systemscompany.
"Arcos is a prototype vessel worldwide because, to our knowledge, no other European shipyard has ever built such a cable layer for shallow waters," said a spokesperson for Viktor Lenac.
Arcos is expected to take on its first cable installation and maintenance job in March 2003 in the Caribbean.