Ulstein Introduces New Cable Lay Vessel

Ulstein has introduced a new cable lay vessel, the LX109 design.

The new, patent pending, Ulstein Cable Arch system in combination with open top vessel design results in total of 12,500 t of power cable that can be laid as one single piece, the company explained.

This was made possible by positioning the turntables into the hull instead of their conventional location on deck, Ulstein added.

Furthermore, the vessel features a large hangar with ROV moonpool and workboat storage, along with the X-Bow and X-Stern hull features.

“With this design we like to bring the cable lay market to the next level,” said Edwin van Leeuwen, product management leader at Ulstein Design & Solutions. “Using the ship and equipment knowledge available in the Ulstein Group, resulted in a revolutionary, truly integrated design, based on existing technologies. By focusing on a dedicated vessel for cable lay projects, we have been able to dramatically improve on project economy, seakeeping behaviour and fuel economy.”

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