Project Borssele

  • Client: Boskalis
  • Scope: Project / construction management
  • Period: 2017 - 2018

Project Borssele

Boskalis Subsea was awarded an export cable laying project by Tennet. Make a cable connection between a Borssele land based substation and an offshore located substation 65 km apart.

In order to lay cable near shore the shallow draft barge Giant 7 of Boskalis was converted from a barge with a 600 ts crane to cable laying barge.

This major conversion included the purchace, engineering and installation of various systems, such as:

  • 8 x 75 ts point mooring system
  • Main pull winch – 120 ts
  • 2500 ts cable carrousel + drives
  • Loading tower ; top tensioner ; deck tensioner
  • Installation of world largest cable burial tool
  • Moon pool
  • 4 x cable chutes
  • Active heavy compensator syste

Q3 Heavy Lift managed the whole conversion from start to finish. Together with a dedicated Boskalis project team. We were able to deliver a full operational state of the art cable laying barge within time & budget.

But more important without any accidents and incidents. Note that various systems are maritime cutting edge technology. Which required professional preparation and handling.