Colombo Dockyard delivers cable layer and repair vessel Sophie Germain to Orange Marine
Colombo Dockyard PLC recently delivered the first-ever Cable Laying and Repair Vessel (CLRV) to the European market from Sri Lanka.
The vessel was built for Orange Marine, a France-based specialist in submarine telecommunications, whose fleet represents a 15% of the global fleet in this sector.
“Colombo Dockyard delivered the first Cable Layer (CLV) to Japan in 2019. Now, with the delivery of “C/S Sophie Germain,” this becomes the second vessel of its category delivered by the shipyard,” Colombo Dockyard said in a statement.
Norway’s Vard Design designed the vessel.
The vessel is 100 meters long, with a beam of 18.8 meters, a depth of 7.15 meters, and a deadweight capacity of 1800 DWT.
The vessel can achieve a speed of 14.5 knots and has accommodation facilities for 76 people. It has three cable tanks to carry fiber optic and power cables.