NBO plans to buy a second-hand vessel

In: CablesInterconnectorsVessels
01/10/2020
To deliver efficiently to the rapidly developing market in offshore engineering, Orient Cable (NBO) is planning to buy a second hand vessel (>10,000t).

According to NBO’s requirements, the vessel should be more than 140m long, and must be able to accommodate more than 100 people. The other technical specifications include: a backward of at least 80m length available for carousels and installation, self-propulsion, non-restricted waters, DP2 at least, speed>14 knots, moderate sea condition working ability, and a self-sustaining capacity > 60 days. The vessel should also be equipped with bathroom, toilet, kitchen, gym, refrigeration house, etc.


Currently, NBO has two cable laying vessels: Dong Fang Hai Gong 1 and 2.


Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is progressing quite well in the offshore industry. Recently, it has been awarded an RMB 1.3 billion contract to supply 75km 220kV and 142km 35kV XLPE subsea cables for Yangjiang Qingzhou
500MW Offshore Wind Project in China.

NBO’s smart factory is also under construction, and will start operating in 2021. The factory will reduce carbon footprint of NBO’s production facilities by up to 80% by using the solar power supply, which will contribute to China’s recent surprise target of net-zero emissions by 2060.


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