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Vard cable lay vessel design selected by Japanese client

Thu 14 Sep 2017 by David Foxwell

Vard cable lay vessel design selected by Japanese client
Vardís 9 01 cable lay vessel is primarily aimed at the subsea telecoms market

Vard Holdings Limited has secured a contract for the design of a cable lay vessel for Kokusai Cable Ship Co Ltd in Japan.

The contract for the vessel was awarded to Vard by Colombo Dockyard, who will build the vessel.

The Vard 9 01 is designed for efficient installation and repair of subsea telecom cables. It is also prepared for the expanding power cable installation market by incorporating a high capacity below-deck cable carousel.

Built in full accordance with ClassNK and Japanese flag regulations as well as all relevant international safety and environmental standards, the vessel will have diesel-electric propulsion, class 2 dynamic positioning and large cable tanks combined with a 2,000-tonnes capacity carousel. The total cable carrying capacity is 5,000 tonnes. The outfitting also comprises a dual cable lay system, A-frame, plough and trenching remotely operated vehicle.

The keel laying ceremony for the vessel was held in Colombo on 7 September 2017. It will be delivered in 2019.

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