Prysmian and Vard Tulcea shipyard in Romania achieved the planned launching date of the most prestigious Cable Laying Vessel, Leonardo da Vinci’s Hull.
According to the Prysmian Group the new vessel will be the key asset to enable the energy transition, consolidating the Group’s leadership in the submarine cable business and project execution capabilities.
The Leonardo da Vinci will be towed to its final destination at Vard’s shipyard in Brattvåg, Norway, for fitting out, installation of main laying equipment (designed, manufactured and supplied directly by Prysmian) and finishing.
The journey will take one month of navigation, from the Danube River and then through all across the Mediterranean and along the ocean shores of Portugal, Spain, and France up to its final destination at Vard’s shipyard in Brattvag, Norway.
The new cable-layer is expected to be operational by the 2Q of 2021.