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VBMS puts store in Vlissingen

Facility has 2300-metre-long quay and direct access to the North Sea

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VBMS has opened a new cable storage facility at the port of Vlissingen in the Netherlands.

The ISPS-certified unit has a 2300-metre-long quay for on- and offloading and has direct access to the North Sea. 

It is VBMS’ third cable storage facility in the Netherlands, with the others being at Dordrecht and Moerdijk in the port of Rotterdam.

VBMS repairs manager Rick van Bruggen said: “Our key drivers for reducing costs for our clients are our flexibility, fast response time and our in-house capabilities. 

“This new facility enables us to meet the growing demand for strategic spare parts management and rapid deployment when, for example, a cable has failed and minimising downtime is critical.”

VBMS added that it has completed the construction of a subsea cable storage and splicing plant at Rotterdam in collaboration with Blue Offshore. 

The Rotterdam facility comprises of two turntables, a jointing habitat and equipment to transfer cables to and from floating barges or vessels.

Image: new cable splice facility at Rotterdam (VBMS)

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