Norway’s Brunvoll secures contract for Van Oord’s green cable layer
Norway's Brunvoll has won a deal to supply Van Oord's next generation of cable-laying vessels with a full propulsion and manoeuvring device.
Van Oord placed an order for a green cable-laying vessel with Norway-based Vard in December last year. The ship is scheduled to be fully operational by 2023 and represents the strategy of Van Oord to improve its role in the offshore wind industry.
The vessel design will come from Vard Design in Ålesund, while the construction part is the responsibility of VARD Brattvåg.
The Vard 9 02 concept will have the newest sustainable technologies to minimize pollution in both port mooring and offshore operations.
This 130-meter hybrid vessel, apart from the possibility of operating on biofuel, has future fuel-ready engines with built-in versatility to foresee e-fuels.
It will have a large battery pack, a shore supply connection and an energy management system that should reduce the emissions of CO2, NOx and SOx.
The new DP2 vessel will be fitted with a cable carousel under the deck and a second deck carousel with a total capacity of 8,000 tons of cable.
In particular, Brunvoll's system delivery consists of two 2,100kW tunnel thrusters, a 1,500kW hybrid retractable azimuth/tunnel thruster and two nozzle propeller azimuth propulsion thrusters, each with a capacity of 2,500kW.
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