Jan De Nul Orders Cable Turntable for Northwind Project Offshore Belgium
Jan De Nul Group awarded a contract for supply of 5,400 tonnes capacity cable turntable to offshore handling systems specialist Caley Ocean Systems.
The turntable, including a 5 tonnes and 10 tonnes deck tensioner, is destined for the vessel Willem de Vlamingh. In addition to this turntable, Caley is supplying a modular loading tower assembly comprising loading arm, inboard chute, and control cabin.
In the first quarter of 2013, Willem de Vlamingh will be being outfitted for cable laying offshore. Jan De Nul Group will than install the 245kV export cable connecting the Northwind offshore windfarm on the Lodewijkbank off the coast of Oostende to the Belgian power grid.
Specifications of the turntable:
Capacity 5,400 tonnes
Outer diameter 28 m
Inside outer basket diameter 27.4 m
Inner basket diameter 8 m
Basket wall height (open structure) 6 m
Max. speed at inner diameter 900 m/h
Ramp up to max. speed 45 s
Hydraulic driving motors 5
Loading arm movement degrees of freedom 3
Loading tower tensioner 5 Te
Deck tensioner 10 Te
Press Release, December 19, 2012