Palfinger to equip another Prysmian cable layer with major package

Palfinger to equip another Prysmian cable layer with major package

Palfinger Marine has secured a contract to supply a major equipment package for Prysmian’s new cable-laying vessel (CLV) currently under construction, marking the third cable-layer owned by the Italian cabling giant to sport Palfinger equipment.

Source: Vard

Following previous orders to equip the Leonardo da Vinci and Monna Lisa CLVs, Palfinger Marine will deliver deck equipment and lifesaving appliances (LSA) for the new cable-laying vessel that Vard is building for Prysmian.

The package consists of a large A-frame for plough operations, an active heave-compensated lifting/towing winch, one towing winch, one quadrant/auxiliary winch, two auxiliary winches, and one towing roller.

Additionally, the vessel will be fitted with access equipment including one tension elevator with hatch cover, two mooring platforms, two provision platforms, and two ROV doors with L-hatches. The LSA package will include two lifeboats, two fast rescue boats with davits, two life raft davits and six fenders.

“We are honored to be selected once again and to continue serving as a major supplier for the third cable laying vessel for Prysmian. This demonstrates our position as a reliable and leading supplier of mission-critical equipment for large and advanced vessels of this kind,” said Klaus Schreiber, VP Sales & Service at Palfinger Marine.

The new vessel of VARD 9 18 design will be 191 meters long, have a breadth of 34 meters, and will incorporate advanced cable installation solutions as it will be equipped with three carousels with a total capacity above 19,000 tons, making it one of the highest cable loading capacity vessels in the industry.

Norway’s TMC Compressors will deliver a marine compressed air system consisting of control and service air compressors for the vessel, while MacGregor will supply three cranes.

The vessel is scheduled to enter commercial operation in early 2027.