Built at Ulstein Verft as a Cable Laying and Repair Vessel and delivered 2001. The vessel underwent a major conversion in 2004 at Ulstein Verft to a deepwater subsea construction and umbilical lay DP vessel, and was chartered by Sonsub Saipem.
Built byUlstein Verft AS
Owned bySolstad Offshore ASA
Ordered bySolstad Cable Ships AS
- 127,5 m
- 27 m
- Dead weight:
- 10,130 tonnes
- Draught (max):
- 7.2 m
- Speed (max):
- 15.7 kn
- 114 POB
- Deck area:
- 1300 sqm
Note: Subject to selected variant configuration
- Ballast water:
- 5429 cbm
- Fresh water:
- 748 cbm
- Fuel oil:
- 3279 cbm
- DnV +1A1, DYNPOS AUTR, E0, HELDK, CRANE, DK(+), TMON, BIS
2000: After the work had started on the yno 257 (Normand Cutter), Solstad Offshore decided to build a sister vessel, yno 258 (Normand Clipper), at Ulstein Verft.
2001: Normand Cutter was delivered in 2001 to Solstad Cable Ships AS, and chartered by TyCom. The vessel, yno 257 at Ulstein Verft, was built as a cable lay and repair vessel of the VS 4125 CLV design. At time of delivery, the vessel was equipped and fitted for:
- Handling any type of underwater telecommunication cable (dia 14 - 150 mm)
- Handling repeaters up to 380 mm diameter Stacking up to 200 repeaters
- Operation in both shallow and deep water
- Stern working Range 6000 n.m. at service speed
- Continuous operation at sea for 40 days
"Normand Cutter" was built with a flexible, redundant and powerful diesel-electric propulsion and machinery package, and a spacious hotel compliment of high standards and with a capacity for 70 persons. Further with a hull integrated helicopter landing platform.
2004: Normand Cutter underwent a major conversion at Ulstein Verft (Yno 20257) to a pipelaying construction crane vessel, and was chartered by Saipem. The vessel came to the yard on 5 December 2003, and the conversion was complete in May 2004. 1,300 t of new steel was used in the production of sponsoons, crane base, new accommodation module and ROV hangar. A 300t crane was installed on the port side, and the previously installed 25t crane was moved to the starboard side. The sponsoons widened the vessel by 3.6 m from the aft to the wheelhouse. In 60m length, the load deck was strengthened, from 3t/m2 to 10t/m2. A moonpool was installed and three new ROV stations, one of these inside a hangar. A carousel for umbilicals with a capacity of 2,500 t was installed. The same type of conversion was carried out on the sister vessel.
Read about the conversion in Norwegian: Les om ombygginga av Normand Cutter på norsk
2022: Normand Cutter has won a 110-day charter for a cable project in NOrthern Europe with the start-up in February.
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