Normand Clipper to Feature Royal IHC Cable Lay Spread

Global Marine Group has awarded Royal IHC with a contract to design and deliver an integrated power cable lay spread for the newly chartered vessel Normand Clipper.

Source: Royal IHC

According to Royal IHC, the spread is optimized for inter-array cable lay and includes a patented quadrant handling system for second-end deployment operations.

The equipment includes IHC’s 15Te break-back tensioners and an overarching control system. This integrates the control of the carousel, tensioners and quadrant handling system, which is said to enhance efficiency by reducing the required number of operators.

IHC said it will provide the equipment within an accelerated delivery period together with KCI, its independent engineering subsidiary.

The tensioners will be provided on a long-term charter agreement from the company’s base in Newcastle.

We are very pleased to bring our new vessel, Normand Clipper, into service in the first quarter of 2020,” said Martyn Drye, Director of Engineering Director at Global Marine Group.

Royal IHC is the ideal partner to deliver the cable array deck spread, with their unique ability to supply new and existing equipment as a turnkey package in a short timescale. The fully integrated control system, with active heave compensation ensures that we will maximise our installation capability and protect our customers cables effectively.”

Normand Clipper is set to carry out inter-array cable installation at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind project in Denmark this summer.