Cable lay vessels

We offer a sophisticated range of cable lay vessels and are uniquely positioned to provide you with a tailored, fully integrated cable lay configuration. Our cable laying ships provide a cost-efficient and effective solution for your cable installation projects. Our prime focus in the design of these vessels is on crew safety; a highly efficient and integrated cablelay system; and vessel efficiency in terms of operations and fuel consumption and zero carbon emission solutions.

Mission-driven designs for cable lay

Due to climate change we see that the development of wind farms will accelerate, resulting in a growing demand for cable lay capacity. Offshore windfarms will only further grow in size and will be located in ever deeper waters. Royal IHC understands the challenges of cable lay and the requirements for a cost-effective and safe cable lay operation. In our mission driven designs we optimise the deck lay out with efficient material flows. 

At Royal IHC we have experience in co-creating the perfect design for efficient operation and a sustainable performance. That’s why we emphasise the importance of endurance, payload, crew safety and comfort. For each cable laying ship, whether it be new-build or conversion, together we will find the best possible integrated cable lay solution. Besides inter array, interconnector, export cable lay, and fiber optic cable lay systems and vessels, we also design and deliver LARS systems for carriage, deployment and towing of subsea vehicles such as ploughs. Offering a complete range to create the optimal integrated vessel for your cable laying projects.  

Integrated cable laying ships

We proudly serve our clients with cable lay solutions. Our delivery scope ranges from design services to turnkey delivery of complete, newbuild cablelay vessels or spreads. For existing vessels, Royal IHC offers various cablelay services such as conversion engineering, renovations, upgrades, equipment rental, maintenance and consultancy.

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Maximum workability for your mission

We optimise the workability by applying a holistic analysis. The vessel design and mission equipment such as the dynamic positioning system and cable laying system are integrated in the design of the vessel.  We combine vessel motions, DP system behavior, cable lay operations (such as speed and heading) and weather conditions in our proprietary analysis tools during the design phase, in order to guarantee that the vessel’s workability will meet your mission requirements.

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Sustainable performance

To contribute to a sustainable maritime industry, our cable laying ships will have a reduced energy consumption and minimized carbon footprint. Our vessels are prepared for alternative fuels like methanol. 


Cable lay equipment

We provide an extensive range of equipment ready to be integrated on your vessel. 

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Looking for your optimal cable lay solution?

Our specialist are happy to advise on your ideal configuration.