UK's Caley is to modify the vessel and install the turntable for dredging & marine engineering company Jan de Nul NV.
The contract is for the supply of a 5,400Te capacity cable turntable for the MPV Willem De Vlamingh.
Mid 2013, Jan de Nul is installing 245kV export cable connecting the Northwind Offshore Wind power plant, on the Lodewijkbank off the coast of Oostende, to the Belgian power grid.
In the first quarter of 2013, the MPV Willem De Vlamingh is to be outfitted for cable laying offshore. Caley is undertaking all vessel modification design work and construction of the 28m diameter turntable on deck.
In addition to the 5,400Te storage capacity turntable, They are also supplying a modular loading tower assembly comprising loading arm, inboard chute, tensioner and control cabin. To ensure smooth loading and deployment of the cable offshore, the Caley turntable includes an integral 5Te tensioner and 10Te deck tensioner.
“Caley Ocean Systems has the experience in the design and manufacture of large turntables needed to ensure timely delivery of the cable lay installation,” said Frederik Deroo, senior manager Vessel Construction, Jan de Nul NV.