Solutions getting ready for client’s fourth cable loadout
Following three successful cable loadouts, Oceanteam Solutions, in cooperation with Blue Offshore, are in preparation for another loadout starting this Friday. Oceanteam and Blue Offshore will line-up a professional cable handling crew that are going to assist the client during the loadout. The entire spread - a barge equipped with a turntable that can hold up to 5300 tonne of cable – has been fully mobilised and available for operations at our client’s quayside and by that has proven to be very valuable.
This cable storage solution has multiple advantages compared to typical onshore setups. The barge and turntable solution is readily mobile and can be conveniently located along client’s quayside, thereby removing onshore space requirements. The entire spread and stored cable can be shifted to more suitable locations for loadout to cable lay vessels that may be outside the depth or size limitations at the client quayside. Oceanteam is also able to provide experienced cable handling crew and project management, as well as cable rollers, chutes and tensioners to suit any required deck configurations. The total cable weight capacity or volume can be increased with the addition of an Oceanteam Solutions 2000t turntable.
This loadout is part of a contract signed in 2017 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.