Wind Energy – Cable Lay Spread
Royal IHC announces the award of a contract from Boskalis for the delivery of an advanced modular cable lay spread (MCLS).
The state-of-the-art cable lay system will be used for the installation of inter-array power cables and its cable protection system (CPS) in offshore wind farms.
The system has some advanced features which will provide the client with a marked advantage during normal lay operations. Royal IHC will deliver the entire spread including; elevated cable highway, chutes, working habitats, quadrant handling system, active heave compensated winch, A&R winches and deck winches. This will be delivered with an integrated control system linking new and client owner-furnished equipment.
Equipment safety is at the core of all Royal IHC designed equipment and the MCLS will be delivered with a new generation centralised control suit.
Careful consideration has also been brought to the mobilisation of the vessel, adopting a sophisticated modular system which will minimise the effort, timescale, and risk traditionally associated with this stage of a campaign.