Huisman expands market position in cable-lay equipment with LOI from DFO
Huisman has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with DFO for the delivery of a Cable Carousel and the option for a complementary Cable-Lay System. Initially, the Cable Carousel will be installed on pipelay vessel Orient Adventurer. Together with the existing Huisman Vertical-Lay System, the carousel will be deployed for subsea cable-laying projects in fixed and floating offshore wind.
The Cable Carousel has a storage capacity of 3,000mt and will be positioned below deck, maximising free space on deck. Huisman's engineering expertise shines through in the adaptation of the carousel design to optimally utilise the Orient Adventurer’s hold capacity for cable-laying or pipe-laying. Huisman has based the proposed design on its existing proven carousel and storage components design to reduce delivery times and technical risk. Delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2024.
Furthermore, DFO has expressed its intention to order a horizontal Huisman Cable-Lay System. This brand-new cable-laying concept is specifically developed by Huisman to be temporary installed on, for example, a multi-purpose offshore vessel. With this innovative design, Huisman is responding to demands in the market to enhance the versatility of offshore construction vessels. For that reason, the system has been designed to be (de-)mobilised quickly and easily.
Polin Chen, CEO of Dong Fang Offshore (DFO) says: “This decision represents our continued commitment to invest in suitable, high quality enabling assets to support our customers’ operations, and ensuring that the domestic supply chain steps up to deliver cable installation solutions for the continued roll-out of green energy in Taiwan.”
Timon Ligterink, Commercial Director APAC of Huisman says: "We are excited to embark on this transformative journey with DFO. Signing this LOI with them not only solidifies our mutual commitment to innovation and excellence in offshore operations, but also symbolises our shared vision of pushing the boundaries of what's technically possible in offshore construction. Huisman is proud to be the catalyst for DFO's ambitions in cable-laying.”
Huisman has a strong track record in pipelay systems, tensioners and motion compensation systems and is now applying this knowledge to the development of innovative cable-lay systems, both static and motion compensated.
Huisman’s Pipelay Systems offer a reliable laying method for flexible pipe as well as power cables, providing efficient installation procedures and safeguarding the product integrity.