Damen Builds Cable Installer For Maersk Supply Service

Posted by Eric Haun
Friday, February 05, 2016
Photo: Damen

New Damen-built vessel for Maersk Supply Service to undertake long-term charter with DeepOcean

 
A newbuild DP2 cable installation vessel, Maersk Connector, was handed over from Damen Shipyards Group to Maersk Supply Service on February 4, 2016, and now goes directly on a long-term charter for subsea services provider DeepOcean.
 
Built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, Maersk Connector is the second of a new generation of cable-laying vessels based on the Damen Offshore Carrier (DOC) 8500 platform, customized to meet the challenges of reducing offshore renewables costs, the builder said. Developed as a flexible platform for both transport and installation work offshore, the DOC 8500 is 138 meters in length and has a beam of 27.5 meters.
 
Owned and operated by Maersk Supply Service, the new vessel was delivered on time and on budget as the latest addition to the 50-plus fleet of Maersk offshore support vessels.
 
Søren Karas, Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk Supply Service, praised the constructive cooperation between the three parties: “Maersk Connector is the result of a successful tri-party cooperation between a quality yard, an experienced subsea service provider and a leading vessel owner and marine operator. Throughout the process there was close communication between all parties, focused on finding solutions.” 
 
“We’ve already been awarded three U.K. and North Sea contracts for Maersk Connector, so we’re very satisfied,” reported DeepOcean Commercial Director Pierre Boyde.
 
So far the vessel has been contracted to undertake marine works for the Walney Extension Project, the Nemo Link interconnector and the Bligh Bank Phase II Offshore Wind Farm. In combination with new survey, trenching and installation equipment, much of which has been awarded to U.K. manufacturers, Maersk Connector enables DeepOcean to deliver more efficient, cost-effective and safer cable installation, Damen said.
 
Contributing to production efficiency, the vessel is capable of grounding out with its seven points mooring system, eliminating the need for a separate shallow water cable lay vessel and minimizing the number of cable joints required. The bespoke 7,000-metric-tonne carousel system accommodates bundled installation of high specification cables with no requirement to coil the cables.
  • Photo: Damen

    Photo: Damen

  • Photo: Damen

    Photo: Damen

  • Photo: Damen

    Photo: Damen

  • Christopher E. van der Stelt, Managing Director of Damen Shipyards Galati speaks during the handover ceremony of the Maersk Connector. Photo: Damen

    Christopher E. van der Stelt, Managing Director of Damen Shipyards Galati speaks during the handover ceremony of the Maersk Connector. Photo: Damen

  • Signing delivery and acceptance protocol for delivery of the vessel to Maersk Supply Service. From left to right: Remko Bouma (Sales Manager, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem), Peter Kragh Jacobsen (Newbuilding Director, Maersk Supply Service), Christopher E. van der Stelt (Managing Director of Damen Shipyards Galati). Photo: Damen

    Signing delivery and acceptance protocol for delivery of the vessel to Maersk Supply Service. From left to right: Remko Bouma (Sales Manager, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem), Peter Kragh Jacobsen (Newbuilding Director, Maersk Supply Service), Christopher E. van der Stelt (Managing Director of Damen Shipyards Galati). Photo: Damen

  • Photo: Damen

    Photo: Damen

  • Photo: Damen
  • Photo: Damen
  • Photo: Damen
  • Christopher E. van der Stelt, Managing Director of Damen Shipyards Galati speaks during the handover ceremony of the Maersk Connector. Photo: Damen
  • Signing delivery and acceptance protocol for delivery of the vessel to Maersk Supply Service. From left to right: Remko Bouma (Sales Manager, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem), Peter Kragh Jacobsen (Newbuilding Director, Maersk Supply Service), Christopher E. van der Stelt (Managing Director of Damen Shipyards Galati). Photo: Damen
  • Photo: Damen

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

LNG-fueled Bulker Ordered from Korea

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has signed a contract to build a 50,000 dwt bulk carrier with ILSHIN LOGISTICS. The project is a collaboration between POSCO and ILSHIN

VesselValue.com: $28.4B Worth of Ships Delivered to Date

As the calendar now indicates we have passed the half year mark on 2016, VesselValue.com offers insight on the number and value of all the 2016 built vessels that

Damen Fishery Research Vessel for Angola

The Damen Shipyards Group has received an order for a state-of-the-art, 74 m Fishery Research Vessel from the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries. This special vessel,

Workboats

Two SAAM Tugs Christened in Chile

In early June, after a traditional blessing ceremony held in Valparaiso, Chile where SAAM S.A. is based, the company officially puts two more new Robert Allan Ltd.

First VectRA 3000 Tug Delivered

Sanmar’s first VSP (Voith Schneider Propeller) tug, of the new VectRA 3000 series, named Arie A has been constructed for Italian operator Tripmare Spa of Trieste.

Eni Cancels Vessel Deal with Viking Supply Ships

Viking Supply Ships A/S (VSS) has received an early termination notice of the contract for the Ice-class 1A AHTS “Njord Viking”. The vessel has been working for

News

Long Beach Awards Sovcomflot for Green Shipping

PAO Sovcomflot earned the Green Environmental Achievement Award from California's Port of Long Beach, recognizing the shipper for its ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship.

Bahri Q2 Net Profit Soars

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), the exclusive oil-shipper for Saudi Aramco, reported a 47.2 percent increase in second-quarter net profit on Tuesday.

DP World's H1 Volumes Rise

Ports operator DP World reported on Tuesday first-half 2016 gross container volumes up 1.2 percent on a like-for-like basis and up 2.5 percent on a reported basis.

Vessels

LNG-fueled Bulker Ordered from Korea

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has signed a contract to build a 50,000 dwt bulk carrier with ILSHIN LOGISTICS. The project is a collaboration between POSCO and ILSHIN

BMT to Lead Repower for Historic USCG Eagle

BMT Designers & Planners, a subsidiary of BMT Group, an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is leading the effort to repower the historic U.

Damen Fishery Research Vessel for Angola

The Damen Shipyards Group has received an order for a state-of-the-art, 74 m Fishery Research Vessel from the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries. This special vessel,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.1812 sec (6 req/sec)