Vard hires TMC Compressors yet again for Prysmian's cable-layer

TMC Compressors to deliver equipment for another newbuild Prysmian cable-layer

Norway’s shipbuilder VARD has contracted compatriot TMC Compressors to supply a complete marine compressed air system for a cable-laying vessel (CLV) that it is constructing for Italian cabling giant Prysmian.

Source: VARD

Under the contract whose value has not been disclosed, TMC will deliver a marine compressed air system consisting of control and service air compressors for the vessel said to be designed for advanced subsea operations.

The equipment will be manufactured in the Nordic region and delivered to one of VARD’s shipyards in Norway.

The new cable layer, 185 meters long, is of VARD 9 18 design and will be equipped with advanced cable installation solutions, such as three carousels for a total capacity of 19.000 tonnes.

The vessel is designed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway. The hull will be built at Vard Shipyards Romania in Tulcea, while the final outfitting, commissioning and delivery will be carried out by one of VARD’s shipyards in Norway.

“This modern cable laying vessel will have a number of innovative features to enable sustainable subsea operations. Our compressors have been designed to keep energy consumption, emissions to air and operating costs to a minimum. Our experience is that this resonates well with ship designers and shipbuilders who develop future-proof vessels with a clear environmental profile,” said Hans Petter Tanum, TMC’s Director of sales and business development.

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This is the third cable-laying vessel VARD is building for Prysmian. The second, named Monna Lisa, is still under construction, and the first vessel, Leonardo da Vinci, was delivered in 2021.

TMC was chosen to supply the marine compressed air system to all three vessels.