Red Rock to deliver crane for Van Oord's new cable vessel

In: Vessels
15/04/2021

Vard has contracted Red Rock Marine AS to deliver a Knuckle Telescopic Offshore Crane for the new build Cable Lay Vessel (CLV) ordered by Van Oord.

Red Rock Marine AS will deliver a purpose built knuckle telescopic offshore crane in 2022. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered from Vard Brattvaag in Norway in 2023.

Van Oord's new CLV will be equipped with a below-deck cable carousel and a second carousel on deck, with total cable-carrying capacity of 8,000 tonnes. The vessel will be deployed mainly on inter-array grid and export cables for offshore wind projects. The vessel is also able to install High Voltage Direct Current cables. Van Oord’s cable trenchers can also be operated from this vessel.

The CLV has been designed with sustainable technologies in order to reduce the carbon footprint during operations and port standby. Further to the possibility to run on bio fuel, this hybrid vessel has future fuel ready engines with built-in flexibility to anticipate e-fuels. It will have a large battery pack, a shore supply connection and a energy management system. This set-up is expected to result in a reduction of CO2, NOx and SOx emissions.

This new vessel is Van Oord's second cable-laying vessel, in addition to
Nexus. Its intelligent cable lay control system will be a further evolution from Nexus. It measures 130 metres in length and 28 metres across the beam. It will be Dutch flagged.

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