LS C&S holds launch ceremony of cable lay vessel

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 10/05/2022 LS C&S

LS Cable & System (LS C&S) has held a launch ceremony for what is being hailed as Korea’s first submarine power cable laying vessel. The event took place on 21 April at Donghae Port in Gangwon-do, where the submarine cable factory is located.

LS C&S is planning to enhance its submarine cable construction capacity and preemptively prepare for offshore wind power business in Korea and overseas. Its new vessel, the GL2030, will be used in domestic projects in the first half of this year, and is anticipated to participate in overseas construction projects in the future.
LS Group Chairman Ja-Eun Koo commented: “LS C&S will embark on a journey to grow into a global energy solution enterprise as a world-class submarine cable manufacturer equipped with submarine construction capabilities,” adding, “We will contribute to the transmission of renewable energy and build an efficient energy network to enhance national competitiveness, while also playing a significant role in solving global environmental issues.”

GL2030 has been deployed for the installation of a submarine cable spanning approximately 7 km between Hwawon-myeon, Haenam-gun and Anjwa-do, Sinan-gun in Jeollanam-do, Korea this month. The cable will be used to transmit power generated from an offshore wind power plant in the Southwest Sea to the mainland in the future.

Over the past three years, LS C&S has obtained the submarine cable supplier rights for offshore wind power worth KRW 800 billion in Asia, and also concluded a supplier agreement worth KRW 350 billion in North America earlier this year.