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Cable-laying vessel

The Nexus is Van Oord’s first cable-laying vessel and a remarkable piece of equipment in our fleet. Nexus is equipped with a huge cable carousel with a capacity of more than 5,000 tonnes and an offshore crane that enables to lay heavy and long export cables. The deck layout is the result of in-house engineering and development in anticipation of future market requirements for challenging cable installation works.

Nexus’ first task was the Gemini offshore wind project where the vessel was deployed in March 2015 immediately after its naming ceremony. CEO Pieter van Oord: ‘This investment highlights our drive to continuously serve new and existing markets by investing in state-of-the-art technology and Marine ingenuity.’  

How does it work?

The modern vessel, which is 123 metres is long and more than 27 metres in the beam, is equipped with a dynamic positioning system. 

Vessels with a double function

Van Oord executes scour protection and cable installation activities for offshore wind projects. The side stone dumping vessel / cable-laying vessel HAM 602 is deployed for both activities. This vessel installs subsea rock around the foundations of the wind turbines for scour protection purposes. In the cable-lay mode, the HAM 602 can be equipped with a turntable, reels, or winches. Multi-purpose vessel Jan Steen can be deployed to burry the cables. 

 

Equipment leaflets

Here we offer leaflets with specifications for our featured equipment. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information.

HAM 602
  • Vessel

    HAM 602

  • Year of construction

    2012

  • Total power installed

    4,129 kilowatt tonnes

Nexus
  • Vessel

    Nexus

  • Year of construction

    2014

  • Cable carousel

    5,000 tonnes