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    Vard cablelayer design selected by Japanese company

    Vessel & ROV News // September 15, 2017

    Vard Holdings Limited has confirmed that it is the designer of a cable lay vessel for Kokusai Cable Ship Co Ltd in Japan.

    The contract for the vessel was awarded to Vard by Colombo Dockyard, who will build the vessel.

    The Vard 9 01 is designed for efficient installation and repair of subsea telecom cables. It is also prepared for the expanding power cable installation market by incorporating a high capacity below-deck cable carousel.

    Built in full accordance with ClassNK and Japanese flag regulations as well as all relevant international safety and environmental standards, the vessel will have diesel-electric propulsion, class 2 dynamic positioning and large cable tanks combined with a 2,000-tonnes capacity carousel. The total cable carrying capacity is 5,000 tonnes. The outfitting also comprises a dual cable lay system, A-frame, plough and trenching remotely operated vehicle.

    The keel laying ceremony for the vessel was held in Colombo on 7 September 2017. It will be delivered in 2019.

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