The Prysmian Group fleet consists of the Giulio Verne, the Cable Enterprise and the Ulisse. In 2020 a new cable ship will be added. If you are curious to know how a cable is buried in the seabed do not miss the videos.
THE PRYSMIAN GROUP, A WORLD LEADER IN THE POWER CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS SECTOR, WANTS TO ACQUIRE A NEW CABLE SHIP. FOR THIS, IT HAS HIRED THE VARD GROUP (SUBSIDIARY OF THE FINCANTIERI GROUP) FOR ITS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.
This contract is valued at approximately € 170 million. Vard and Prysmian are still working to finalize the design. The construction is scheduled to begin at the end of this 2018. It would be delivered during the last quarter of 2020.
This vessel will be able to lay cables at a depth of more than 2,000 meters in addition to having a large cable loading capacity. The vessel will be 172 m in length and 34 m in beam. It will have the capacity for a crew of 120 people.
The delivery will take place in Vard Brattvaag (Norway) but the case will be built in the Romanian shipyard Vard Tulcea. Other subsidiaries of the group are also involved in the construction of equipment and specific solutions for this type of construction, such as for example Vard Engineering Design (Ålesund) is developing the design of the reels.
The Prysmian Group, with more than 140 years of experience in the industrial sector of energy and communication wiring, is present in 50 countries with 82 plants and employs more than 21,000 people.
The company also has the latest technology for the laying and installation of submarine cables, such as the Hydroplow, the Sea Mole, the Otter and the HD3. The following videos show the animations of how some of these systems work: