Royal IHC will deliver an advanced modular cable lay spread (MCLS) to dredging and offshore contractor Boskalis. The state-of-the-art cable lay system will be used for installation of inter-array power cables and its cable protection system (CPS) in offshore wind farms.
The system is said to have some advanced features that are to result in advantages during normal lay operations. Royal IHC will deliver the entire spread including elevated cable highway, chutes, working habitats, quadrant handling system, active heave compensated winch, A&R winches and deck winches. This will be delivered with an integrated control system linking between new and client owner-furnished equipment.
The MCLS will be delivered with a new generation centralised control suit. Careful consideration has also been brought to the mobilisation of the vessel, adopting a sophisticated modular system which will minimise the effort, timescale and risk traditionally associated with this stage of a campaign.