DOC-Swan Hunter Completes Array Cables Transportation

DOC-Swan Hunter, a joint venture partnership between Dutch Offshore Contractors and Swan Hunter, has successfully in completed the transportation of array cables from Norway to The Netherlands as part of a German offshore wind project.

The re-scheduled and expedited project to spool and transport 1,200Te of array cables for a Dutch customer was successfully bid, won and executed in a very short timescale. The barge complete with carousel, loading tower and tensioners, were set up, mobilised and operational within five days from contract signing.

DOC-Swan Hunter was responsible for project management & engineering, barge mobilisation, spooling operations at Norwegian cable factory, tow of barge from Norway, cable transpooling operations to installation vessel and onshore storage reels in port of Eemshaven, and barge demobilisation.

DOC-Swan Hunter’s Director Dave Hangoor stated:

“Securing this last minute project has been a great success to our customer and DOC-Swan Hunter. Considering the very tight timescale from contract signing, engineering and barge mobilisation allowing us to start spooling approximately 36km of product within five days, a great effort from our client, supporting suppliers and our team.”


DOC-SWAN HUNTER provides a complete service package from cable factory to storage, onwards to installation vessel, and long-term storage, including project mob-demob facilities for client’s installation vessels.

SWAN HUNTER, a specialist in providing a wide range of reliable offshore installation equipment for flexible pipelines, umbilicals, power cables, and their engineering & project management team, have extensive experience in the offshore renewables and offshore oil & gas industries.

DUTCH OFFSHORE CONTRACTORS, specialist in heavy transport solutions and project logistic services with a “direct to sea” terminal in Vlissingen.