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Cable Lay/rock Dumping Vessel Delivered to Jan de Nul

Posted on December 7, 2015

By David Foxwell, OSJ

Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia has delivered Isaac Newton, a sophisticated multipurpose vessel for Sofidra SA (Jan de Nul). The vessel was delivered on 27 November 2015 and has a length of 138m and breadth of 32m, deadweight of 13,436 tonnes and is equipped for cable laying, trenching and rock installation.

In cable laying mode, the vessel can carry up to 10,500 tonnes of cable and is equipped with 7,400 tonne capacity turntable above deck and a 5,000 tonne capacity turntable below deck. In subsea rock installation mode, the vessel can install up to 10,000 tonnes of rock in a single load by using the aft stone hopper, which has capacity of 3,000 tonnes, and an amidships hopper with a capacity of 7,000 tonnes. The vessel’s fallpipe can accurately install rock in water depths of up to 200m. Any combination of the above modes of operation is also possible, subject to the load carrying capacity of the vessel.


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