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C/S Bourbon Skagerrak
One of the world's most advanced laying vessels, C/S Bourbon Skagerrak, capable of loading approximately 7000 tons of cable on one turntable, is available for laying and repair operations all over the world. The vessel is purpose-built to install large size cables and umbilicals, both in respect of total weight and length. With it's purpose built large diameter (29 m OD) turntable and its unique cable capstan system, it can offer an efficient tool for demanding projects. The vessel is equipped with fully redundant DP system for accurate cable laying and is normally equipped with one ROV for cable touch down monitoring. The vessel is classed by Det norske Veritas, class DnV +1A1CABELSHIP.Mv.EO. DYNPOS.AUTR., for unrestricted trade. The vessel has installed cables and umbilicals world- wide, including Vancouver, Canada, Gulf of Mexico, Strait of Gibraltar, Gulf of Aquaba, Phillippines, New Zealand, the Irish Sea, the North Sea, and of course Norwegian and Scandinavian waters. C/S Skagerrak has recently completed a major refit which included the insertion of a new 12.5 metre pre-fabricated hull section that has increased the ship’s overall length to 112.25 metres. An additional accommodation module has also been installed, taking the total number of single cabins on board to 60, together with a new work deck, complete with cable-handling equipment, that has increased on the on-deck storage capacity to around 2000 m2 (from 900 m2). The upgrade has increased the ship’s deadweight from 7,886 tonnes to 9,373 tonnes. Most recently after the refit the C/S Skagerrak participated in the installation of the BP Valhall PFS (power from shore) project in the North Sea. This involves the laying of 292 km of HVDC (high voltage direct current) cable, as well as a separate optical fibre cable, to provide the Valhall offshore platform with power generated onshore in Norway.

Other vessels and tools
Nexans Norway can provide additional vessels to cover particular project requirements. These can be equipped with required tools to enable cable and umbilical transport, installation and repairs. Nexans Norway has an equipment pool consisting of various turntables, tensioners and various cable handling equipment to provide complete laying spreads This enables Nexans' experienced engineering and operational staff to provide customers with both flexible and efficient solutions.

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