P&O Maritime Services Enters Cable Installation Market

Monday, November 29, 2010
Image courtesy OMM

P&O Maritime Services, owner and operator of specialist science and cargo vessels, has entered the power cable installation market with its vessel CS European Supporter.

The company has signed a long-term agreement with UK-headquartered subsea cable specialists, Offshore Marine Management (OMM), for the provision of a suite of capabilities to be marketed with the entrant cable installation vessel.

The European Supporter, formerly Oceanic Viking, is due to enter the European and international power cable market in March 2011 after undergoing a major conversion from a submarine fibre optic vessel to a state-of-the-art power cable installation and trenching vessel.

The agreement means that P&O Maritime Services will operate the vessel and OMM will provide a full cable spread to the industry - cable equipment, trenching, operations and maintenance, remedial and survey.

The 347.7-ft, DPII vessel will be equipped with modern cable installation equipment, work-class ROV, ROV trencher and survey spread. All ancillary cable equipment and cable lay deck operations are enclosed, allowing for a 24-hour all weather working area. A further extensive open working deck is atop which will be utilized for mattressing operations.

The vessel will boast DPII capability along with cable coiling arms within her three tanks. She will have capacity for 5,000 tonnes of power cable, 60 tonne SWL active heave compensated crane, 20 tonne linear cable engine (20 wheel pair) and a 35 tonne A-frame, amongst other engineered additions and equipment solutions to expand the  vessel’s capabilities portfolio. The European Supporter offers spacious, comfortable living and recreational facilities for up to 60 personnel.

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Hyde Marine to Display Ballast Water Tech at SMM

Hyde Marine, Inc., a ballast water treatment technology company, will showcase its Hyde GUARDIAN Gold HG250G Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) at the upcoming Shipbuilding,

Report: Ports Lack Maintenance Support

The latest Barometer Report from Trelleborg has revealed a huge gap in the maintenance requirements of port owners and operators, and the support that suppliers are able to provide.

Pine Galaxy to Arrive SF Bay Wednesday

The disabled mixed-products tanker Pine Galaxy is expected to arrive in San Francisco Wednesday morning. The ship is being towed by commercial tug to San Francisco Bay.

Vessels

Report: Ports Lack Maintenance Support

The latest Barometer Report from Trelleborg has revealed a huge gap in the maintenance requirements of port owners and operators, and the support that suppliers are able to provide.

Brazilian PSVs Get Rolls-Royce Offshore Cranes

Rolls-Royce signed a contract with Detroit Chile SA to supply offshore cranes to nine Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) presently under construction at Detroit Brasil Ltda.

US Aircraft Carrier 'Ike' Leaves Drydock

The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) has left dry dock and moved from Dry Dock 8 to pier 42/43 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Va.

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1930 sec (5 req/sec)