Boskalis Ndurance’ cable trencher successfully tested at Alexiahaven
The cable laying/multi purpose vessel Ndurance of Boskalis performed a number of trials at Alexiahaven, Maasvlakte 2.
The diesel electric vessel Ndurance is a multipurpose vessel, it can be outfitted for cable laying or a wide range of other tasks, including diving support, subsea rock installation, offshore construction support, salvage assignments and even dredging operations. A six point mooring system is part of the standard outfitting of the vessel.
Test trencher system
The trenchformer on board of the Ndurance is a trencher for a wide range of soils and cab types. The trencher can bury cables in deep waters as well as in shallow waters. Besides working together with a cable laying vessel, the Trenchformer can also operate as a stand-alone spread. During the trails the trencher has been lowered to the bottom. The operation of the trencher system has been tested successfully.