The existing stone dump vessel ‘HAM 602’ owned and operated by Van Oord has been modified into a cable lay vessel. Vuyk has performed the design and engineering work for the cable lay equipment and for the required modifications of the vessel construction. Furthermore, motion analyses have been performed and the workability has been determined.
The Cable Lay System includes:
- 3 Reels
- Spooling Device
- Roller Track
- Cable Length Compensator
- Separate Storage for assembled Cable Protection Systems
The shovels and bunker separation walls for the stone dumping installation have been kept onboard. These are used to support and to protect the equipment.
|Storage capacity per reel||650 ton|
|Optional extension to||1000 ton|
|Cable Diameter||105-145 mm|
|Max Spooling Speed||2000 m/hr|
|Min Bend Radius||2.5 m|
The drums have a length of 12 meter. The diameter of the outer shields is 6.2
meter for two of the reels and 7.5 meter for one reel. By increasing this
diameter to 9 meter the full capacity of 1000 ton can addressed without any
The reels are electrically powered with drives on both shaft ends of the drum.
The drum is supported by spherical bearings.
The cable is guided by 2 rotating bows. The bows are aligned with hydraulic cylinders. The upper bow is mounted on the carriage, which is moved by a chain drive. The lower bow is supported directly on the vessel construction.