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    Ulstein delivers cable ship

    Yard News // December 14, 2001
    Ulstein Verft in Norway has delivered the cable ship Normand Clipper, which it built for Solstad Cable Ships AS and chartered by Tycom. Vik-Sandvik were responsible for the VS 4125 CLV design, and Normand Clipper is a near sister to Normand Cutter delivered earlier by Ulstein.

    The principal difference is that Clipper is intended more for cable maintenance than for initial laying. For this reason the linear cable engine is replaced by a second drum engine, so the outfit is now two 25 tonne drums with a diameter of 4m.

    Normand Clipper is 127.5m long and has a 6,000 mile range at service speed. It can maintain position and route in up to Sea State 7 and can carry a total of about 6,000 tonnes of cable in the two main tanks.

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