DEME floats cable-lay newcomer
Living Stone vessel set for fit out ahead of debut at 396MW Merkur wind farm
DEME has launched its new subsea cable installation and trenching vessel Living Stone at the LaNaval shipyard on the north coast of Spain.
Featuring twin 5000-tonne cable turntables and 3500 square metres of deck space the vessel is powered by dual fuel engines.
It can accommodate a crew of 100 and will be operated by DEME company Tideway. The vessel will be delivered in quarter two next year, DEME said.
Its first deployment will be at the 396MW Merkur wind farm in the German North Sea where it will install array cables.
Living Stone will also work on Dong’s 1.2GW Hornsea 1 wind farm off the UK’s east coast.
Image: the new vessel at her launch (DEME)