ELA Delivers Control Room for VBMS Cable Layer

ELA Container Offshore GmbH has recently delivered an ELA Offshore Multipurpose Room to VBMS, which will be used on board their MV Ndeavor, a DP-2 vessel built and outfitted for cable laying in 2013 by Boskalis.

After delivery of the multipurpose room to the VBMS warehouse in Moerdijk in the Netherlands, the container was transferred to a control room to be used to operate ROV trenchers which lay and bury power cables in shallow and deep water. The control room provides capacity for two persons who can monitor the ROV on multiple screens.

“Since the lead time was very short and the deadline of the project was approaching rapidly, we were able to deliver the container from stock on very short notice. The container was painted in VBMS house colours, enabling our customer to install all their equipment and run tests before starting the project on board,” said Frank ter Haak, Business Development Manager at ELA Container Offshore.

VBMS is a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., specialized in subsea power cable installation, Balance of Plant maintenance for the renewable market, SURF installation for the oil & gas market and installation of interconnectors.

“After arrival of the container we were very pleased with the high quality finishing and the superb insulation. We were particularly pleased with the fact that both A60 marine doors were equipped with a window, in order to have day light entering the room during work shifts,” said Jan Bes, Subsea Equipment Supervisor at VBMS.

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