Seawater Cooling System To Be Integrated on Newbuild Cable-Layer
Hydroniq Coolers will deliver a hull-integrated cooling system for a cable-laying vessel that Norwegian shipbuilder Vard will design and build for the Prysmian Group. Under the terms of a deal announced on 25 June, Hydroniq (formerly known as Sperre Coolers) will deliver its Rack seawater cooling system, which will be integrated in the hull below the main engine room of the vessel. Marine cooling systems use seawater to reduce temperatures in a ship’s engine and other auxiliary systems.
The cable-layer will feature deepwater installation capabilities for depths more than 2000 m and high cable-loading capacity in large cable rotating platforms. The cable-layer is developed to perform complex installation operations, supported by a variety of burial systems, including heavy-duty ploughs, and positioning and seakeeping systems.
Vard will design the cable-layer in Ålesund, Norway. The vessel is scheduled for delivery from Vard Brattvaag in Norway in the fourth quarter of 2020. The hull will be built at Vard Tulcea in Romania. Hydroniq will deliver its seawater cooling systems to Vard Brattvaag in the first quarter of 2020.
Hydroniq did not disclose the value of the contract.
“Our marine cooling system will be specially designed for this cable-layer, ensuring that we take up as little weight and space as possible and reduce overhaul downtime to a minimum,” Hydroniq CEO Inge Bøen said in a statement. “This, in combination with maintenance requirements close to zero, cuts operating expenditure significantly, which enables the end user to operate a much more profitable vessel.”
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