Spotted: DEME’s Living Stone Hits the Water

Image Courtesy: DEME
Image Courtesy: DEME

Belgian dredging and marine engineering group DEME launched “the world’s most advanced” subsea cable installation and trenching vessel Living Stone at Spain’s LaNaval shipyard on September 18.

The cable installation vessel is equipped with two turntables below deck, each having a 5,000 tons cable capacity. Together the turntables can carry and transport more than 200 km of cable that can be installed in a single trip.

The ship’s deck space of 3,500 m2 facilitates a cable handling system with innovative and reliable cable handling tools for cable ends, connections and cable protection systems, DEME said.

Living Stone can also be equipped with a third carrousel above deck with an additional load capacity of 2,000 tons and a 600 tons crane.

A system developed in-house by Tideway enables the cable installation vessel “to install cables faster and more efficiently in longer lengths and with less offshore joints than any other cable installation vessel.”

To be deployed by DEME’s Dutch subsidiary Tideway, the vessel will serve transport and installation projects as well as offshore power cable installations.

Featuring a Dynamic Positioning 3 capability, the vessel has been designed as an environmentally friendly ship with dual fuel engines with LNG being its prime fuel.

Living Stone, which accommodate a crew of up to 100 persons, has a Green Passport and the Clean Design Notation awarded to owners and operators who choose to design and operate their vessels in an environmentally sustainable approach.

The vessel is scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2017 and will head to its first project at the Merkur offshore wind farm in Germany, 45 km north of Borkum in the North Sea, for the installation of inter array cables.

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