Norway’s Solstad Offshore has fixed its construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Pacific (9,778 dwt, built 2010) to Prysmian Powerlink on a one-year contract.
The contract rate was not disclosed, but the deal includes an 18-month extension option.
Normand Pacific will start the firm period of the contract in August, Solstad said.
Prysmian Powerlink is part of Italy’s Prysmian Group, the world’s largest cable manufacturer by revenues, which develops, designs, and supplies cables and systems for electrical power transmission and telecommunications.
The Prysmian group owns two cable-laying vessels, Cable Enterprise and Giulio Verne, which are able to install cables at water depths of up to 2,000 metres, usually to connect offshore wind farms with the shore.