VARD designs new cable lay vessel for Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd in Japan
VARD has announced contract for the design of one Cable Lay Vessel for Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd in Japan.The vessel is being constructed at Colombo Dockyard PLC in Sri Lanka, the company said in its press release.
Vard Design has secured the ship design contract with Colombo Dockyard for Kokusai Cable Ship’s newest addition to their fleet. The vessel of VARD 9 01 design is tailor-made for efficient installation and repair of subsea telecom cables. Additionally the vessel is prepared for the expanding power cable installation market by incorporating a high capacity below-deck cable carousel.
Developed in close cooperation with the shipowner, the shipyard and key suppliers, the vessel will add a new level of efficiency and capability to the cable laying market in Japan. Built in full accordance with ClassNK and Japanese flag regulations as well as all relevant international safety and environmental standards, the vessel will feature diesel electric propulsion, DP2 positioning and large cable tanks combined with a 2000 ton capacity carousel. The total cable carrying capacity is 5000 tons. The outfitting also comprises a dual cable lay system, A-frame, hydro plough and trenching ROV.
The keel laying ceremony for the vessel was held in Colombo on 7 September, 2017. The vessel will be delivered in 2019.