Boskalis’ cable laying vessel Ndurance has completed cable trencher tests at Alexiahaven, Maasvlakte 2, in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The diesel electric vessel Ndurance is an multipurpose vessel, it can be outfitted for cable laying or a wide range of other tasks, including diving support, subsea rock installation, offshore construction support, salvage assignments and even dredging operations.
Ndurance performed a number of trials at Alexiahaven, during which the trencher was lowered to the bottom and tested successfully, the Port of Rotterdam said in its latest release.
According to the announcement, good use has been made of the test and demonstration space, especially the offshore pit, which is developed for testing new ship techniques.
The trencher on board Ndurance can bury cables in deep waters, as well as in shallow areas. Besides working together with the vessel, the trenchformer can operate as a stand-alone spread.