Oceanteam Solutions, in cooperation with Blue Offshore, has successfully executed the first cable loadout at client’s premises and more loadouts will follow later this year. The cable was transferred from client’s cable basket to Oceanteam's storage solution: a barge equipped with a turntable that can hold up to 5300 tonne of cable, a loading tower and smaller cable handling equipment.
This turnkey cable storage solution has multiple advantages for the client; the barge with turntable can be conveniently located along client’s quayside instead of taking up onshore space, Oceanteam Solutions can take the responsibility of spooling the cable with its experienced cable handling crew and the stored cable can be picked up at any convenient location and time by the cable lay vessel.
“Together with Blue Offshore we are proud to support this client with our experience and expertise in storage and cable handling solutions. Oceanteam Solutions has an extensive track record of storing and handling cable at our own cable storage facilities in Velsen Noord, The Netherlands or on location, supported by our own equipment pool of multiple turntables in various sizes, says Haico Halbesma, CEO at Oceanteam.”
This loadout is part of a recently signed contract for the supply of a 5300T turntable, a loading tower and auxiliary equipment on a barge for the storage and multiple loadouts of subsea cables in the Netherlands. Furthermore, Oceanteam will accommodate a professional cable handling crew that will assist during the cable loadouts.
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