LUXEMBOURG – Jan De Nul Group has agreed to purchase the offshore construction and cable-lay vessel Connector from Ocean Yield ASA.
The company is expected to take delivery of the vessel during 4Q 2020.
Built in 2011, the Connector is a DP-3 ultra-deepwater multi-purpose subsea cable- and flex-lay construction vessel.
It has dual turntables with a combined total pay-load capacity of 9,000 metric tons (9,921 tons), two heave-compensated cranes, and two built-in WROVs which can work in water depths of up to 4,000 m (13,123 ft).
Philippe Hutse, Director Offshore Division at Jan De Nul Group, said: “Through the market consolidation involving this new investment, we now own and operate the largest fleet of dedicated cable-lay vessels.”
The company’s fleet now consists of three offshore jackup installation vessels, three floating crane installation vessels, three cable-lay vessels, five rock installation vessels, and two multi-purpose vessels.
Wouter Vermeersch, Manager Offshore Cables at Jan De Nul Group, said: “The Connector makes a perfect combination with our cable-lay vessel Isaac Newton. Both vessels are interchangeable with similar large carrying capacities thanks to similar dual turntable systems, while at the same time they each have their own specific characteristics that make them complementary.
“Our third cable-lay vessel Willem de Vlamingh completes our trio with its unique all-round capabilities including operating in very shallow waters.”