Oceanteam Solutions secures 2020/2021 contract for cable transportation solution
Oceanteam Solutions has entered into an agreement with a major cable manufacturer to provide cable transportation capability using a cable transportation and handling barge specially equipped for its tasks. The engagement will commence in April 2020 with completion in the first quarter of 2021 and optional extensions to take the contract well into 2021.
The multipurpose barge is suitable for both river scenarios and sea transportation as an option. The cable handling spread is designed to offer storage of 2,500Te of cable, loading and offloading both in tandem and side-by-side configuration, and cable transfers between two vessels.
Project management, engineering and mobilisation of the barge, carousel, loading tower, tensioners and other deck spread equipment will be provided by Oceanteam and all operations take place at Oceanteam’s base in Velsen.
“We are proud that our team produced this flexible cable transportation and handling solution, which meets our client’s needs and requirements, in a safe and cost-efficient manner.” says Lars van ‘t Kruijs of Oceanteam Solutions.
Oceanteam Solutions is an independent offshore cable-solutions provider. With a large asset-base of carousels, loading towers, tensioners and other ancillary equipment as well as a large team of competent cable handling crew, the company supports the marine cable industry with a variety of services. Varying from short- and long-haul cable transport services, cable storage, cable logistics and cable handling solutions on a global basis. Oceanteam’s deepwater base in Velsen, the Netherlands, is a strategically placed cable-hub where the company conducts mobilisation and demobilisation activities, provides long-term and short-term cable storage capacity and facilitates the offshore wind contractors and developers with cable lay and handling equipment.
Oceanteam Solutions’ pool of experienced staff, equipment and engineering capabilities is Lloyd’s ISO certified.