Swan Hunter has successfully completed the export cable load-in operations as part of a Belgian offshore wind project. The load-in operations involved spooling of approximately 28km of 261mm export cable, weighing around 3,300 metric tonnes.
The export cable was brought to DOC-Swan Hunter’s Storage & Cable Spooling Yard in Vlissingen via cable transportation vessel. The cable will be stored in DOC-Swan Hunter’s newly build 23m basket carousel. The cable load-out is scheduled for Q3 2018.
Swan Hunter’s Director Gerard Kroese stated:
“We are delighted to see the successful completion of these cable spooling operations at our DOC-Swan Hunter’s Storage & Cable Spooling Yard. These operations did see the first use of our newly build carousel in combination with our new loading tower. We are very proud of reaching the tremendous milestone in building this new equipment in time and soon afterwards finalising the spooling operations.
We did achieve this as a result of a tremendous effort by our personnel in combination with designers, engineers, subcontractors and suppliers over recent months. The support from the local supply chain has been immense. The cable is now covered with UV cable protection materials until load-out operations.”
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.
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.
DUTCH OFFSHORE CONTRACTORS, specialist in heavy transport solutions and project logistic services with a “direct to sea” terminal in Vlissingen.