Royal IHC has been awarded a significant contract from Boskalis to deliver an advanced modular cable lay spread (MCLS).
The state-of-the-art cable lay system will be used to install inter-array power cables and its cable protection system (CPS) in offshore wind farms. The system has some advanced features that will give the client 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.
Royal IHC is proud to support its prestigious client Boskalis in advancing the renewable energy industry. This system adds to the company’s extensive track record in the cable lay market and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to sustainable industries.
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