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Van Oord celebrates christening of cable-laying vessel Calypso

4C Offshore | Mark Casey
By: Mark Casey 11/09/2023 Van Oord
Van Oord Calypso

The Calypso is Van Oord’s second cable-laying vessel. It will mainly be used for installing inter-array grid and export cables for offshore wind projects worldwide.

The Calypso is equipped with two cable carousels, making the vessel suitable for laying two cables simultaneously.

To reduce its carbon footprint, the Calypso has been designed with the latest sustainable technologies.

Van Oord say apart from the ability to run on biofuel, this hybrid vessel has future-ready engines with built-in flexibility to anticipate e-fuels. It has a large battery pack, a shore supply connection, and a state-of-the-art energy management system.

Furthermore, this sustainable set-up will result in a more energy-efficient vessel, with significantly reduced CO2, NOx and SOx (carbon, nitrogen and sulphur oxides) emissions.

Offshore wind is a key contributor to achieving climate change targets around the world.

By investing in state-of-the-art sustainable technology, Van Oord contributes to the energy transition, making offshore wind more competitive

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