Thanks to the ongoing expansion of its subsea cable activities, Dutch Offshore Contractors has reorganised those activities into a new business unit; DOC Cable Solutions. Since 2017, DOC has built up its cable solutions services into today’s fully equipped cable storage & logistics yard with deepwater access on the Northsea, in the Dutch port of Flushing.

Initially, cable projects were managed by DOC’s Logistics and Heavy Transport divisions. As a result of ongoing growth and positive outlook in the cable segment, DOC management decided that the company’s cable activities shall from now on be managed by the new dedicated cable solutions business unit DOC Cable Solutions BV.

As part of the reorganisation, DOC has partnered up with compatriot Van Es Group, a household name in the offshore equipment and renewables industry, with working entities like Jack-Up Barge, Swift Drilling and Z-Bridge. Both groups join forces on the development, financing and marketing of DOC’s port and subsea cable activities.   

DOC MD Dave Hangoor comments: “These are important steps in our mission to facilitate the global offshore wind sector’s cable needs. We have transported, transshipped and stored subsea cables for offshore wind owners and installers around the globe. This formalisation is a logical move, to identify our strong cable solutions brand and present our cable activity, independent and professional as it is. The combination with Van Es Holding is a clear win-win-win, for our customers, and both our groups.“

As a clear statement of its ambitions in the subsea cable market, DOC is currently in the detailed design stage of a dedicated cable transport vessel, complete with 2 x 10.000t carousels and 2 innovative loading towers reducing the need for the crew in the basket. This transport capacity is unique on the market, and saves cable lay vessels time consuming and costly voyages to and from the cable factory, so instead they can focus on doing what they were made for: laying cable.

Image source: Courtesy of Dutch Offshore Contractors

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