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    Naming ceremony held for Maersk Connector

    Vessel & ROV News // May 12, 2016

    DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding B, and Maersk Supply Service, held a naming ceremony for Maersk Connector on 3 May 2016 in Newcastle, UK.

    DeepOcean’s Commercial Director, Pierre Boyde, said: "we are extremely proud to have shared this ceremony with our partners and clients. Maersk Connector is one of the most advanced power cable lay vessels in the world and the only vessel of her type that can go right up to the beach and go aground fully loaded with cable.

    "She can install a power cable in a single length from the beach to the offshore windfarm, enabling increased reliability and reducing cost for the system operators."

    The vessel will be used to install the export cables for the Walney Extension windfarm in the UK followed by the Nemo Link interconnector project.

    The ceremony was held at A&P Tyne in Newcastle where work to install the duel concentric 7,000 tonne split capacity basket carousel, loading arms and associated cable handling equipment is nearing completion.

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