Swan Hunter Bags Van Oord Norther Export Cable Storage Deal

Swan Hunter has secured the Norther offshore wind farm export cable storage contract from Van Oord.

The transpooling operations to store the cable are planned to start in Q2 2018, the company informed.

Approximately 29 km of cable, weighing 3300 metric tons, will be transpooled from a heavy lift vessel (HLV) and stored in a Swan Hunter basket carousel.

The cable will then be stored at the DOC-Swan Hunter storage and spooling yard in Vlissingen, prior to load-out onto Van Oord’s cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexus.

The load-out of the cable on the CLV is currently planned for Q3 2018, the company noted.

“We are pleased to announce this contract award. The award of this second cable storage project highlights both the operational potential, and immediate client interest that we have received in our cable storage equipment and facility since opening the premises in November 2017,” said Gerard Kroese, director of Swan Hunter.