Dedicated cable repair and installation vessel enters the market

Dedicated cable repair and installation vessel enters the market

The Netherlands-headquartered N-Sea and its partner Neptune Marine Service have launched what is said to be the first dedicated cable repair and installation vessel.

Source: N-Sea Group

Neptune Marine recently converted the existing anchored barge NP-459 into a dedicated cable repair DP2 vessel, named Curo, with a 50t offshore knuckle-boom crane.

The launch took place last week at the Neptune Ship Yard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands.

The vessel will be available from mid-June for cable repair and installation projects and will be sailing for its first inter-array replacement project in Germany in the coming two weeks.

According to N-Sea, Curo is equipped with an innovative cable repair spread including a dual basket carousel, to repair and replace HVAC and HVDC inter-array cables, export cables and interconnectors. Due to the combination of its eight-point mooring system and DP2 capabilities, the vessel can operate year-round in both very shallow (beachable) and deep-water conditions.

N-Sea recently made a number of moves to strengthen its fleet and subsea activities. Namely, the Dutch company in November 2023 entered into an agreement with Rederij Groen to long-term charter the 4-WINDS vessel and extended its long-term charter agreement with Braveheart Marine for the Braveheart Spirit vessel.

Then in January N-Sea announced it had chartered the hybrid, fuel-efficient survey and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) support vessel Geo Ranger and entered into an agreement with Rederij Groen to long-term charter the modern offshore support vessel Aquarius-G.