Fibre optic cablelay vessel

Multifuctional vessel for offshore wind cablelay projects

Royal IHC's knowledge of cablelay and burial equipment, control systems and vessels are combined in our newly developed fibre optic cablelay vessel. Its design further elaborates on our previous built vessels and includes features such as hybrid engine arrangement, higher cablelay speed, and seperation between the working and living areas.

  • Integrated control system
  • Efficient fuel consumption
  • Highest level of comfort
  • Large aft deck working area

Integrated solution

The vessel is equipped with an integrated control system which enables monitoring of all the equipment from the same station, providing easier operation management. The cable control room is located in the aft deck which also gives good visibility over the working area.


  • Length 136.6m
  • Breadth 23m
  • Three main cable tanks: max 2,000 tons per tank
  • Two spare cable tanks: 140m3
  • Cable drum engine: 40t
  • Operational depths range from 10 to 8,000 metres
  • Bollard pull: approx. 95t
  • Prepared for optional Plough and ROV system.

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