Belgium: Jan de Nul Orders Caley Ocean Systems’ Turntable
Offshore handling systems specialist, Caley Ocean Systems, has been awarded a contract to supply leading dredging and marine engineering company, Jan de Nul NV, with a 5,400Te capacity cable turntable for the MPV Willem De Vlamingh.
Mid 2013, Jan de Nul is installing 245kV export cable connecting the Northwind Offshore Wind power plant, on the Lodewijkbank off the coast of Oostende, to the Belgian power grid. In the first quarter of 2013, the MPV Willem De Vlamingh is being outfitted for cable laying offshore. Caley is undertaking all vessel modification design work and construction of the 28m diameter turntable on deck.
In addition to the 5,400Te storage capacity turntable, Caley is supplying a modular loading tower assembly comprising loading arm, inboard chute, tensioner and control cabin. To ensure smooth loading and deployment of the cable offshore, the Caley turntable includes an integral 5Te tensioner and 10Te deck tensioner.
“Caley Ocean Systems has the experience in the design and manufacture of large turntables needed to ensure timely delivery of the cable lay installation,” said Frederik Deroo, senior manager Vessel Construction, Jan de Nul NV.
Press release, November 14, 2012; Image: caley