SMST provides knuckle boom crane for Van Oord’s new cable layer Calypso

SMST’s 100t active heave compensated knuckle boom crane for Van Oord’s new cable-laying vessel Calypso just left the SMST facility on time for delivery to Norway’s Vard Brattvaag yard.

The well-known ship designer and builder VARD gave SMST the contract to outfit the Van Oord vessel with their renowned crane.

With this delivery, SMST is once more providing a primary crane to a cable layer of Van Oord. “We are pleased to be part of this next ‘green’ generation vessel and are proud of our great cooperation with both VARD and Van Oord”, says Jan Eelke van der Meulen, Sales Manager at SMST.

Due to the bigger dimensions of the green cable-layer, the SMST crane for the Calypso has a newly developed boom arrangement for an expanded outreach.

“We returned to SMST for an offshore crane that enables to lay heavy and long export cables. Since the deployment of the Nexus, the vessel has successfully finalized multiple cable installation projects, with reliable support of the SMST crane”, adds Gerry Mensink, Project Manager at Van Oord.

Image source: SMST

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