Colombo Dockyard has delivered the cable laying and repair vessel (CLV) Sophie Germain, a Vard 9 03 design to Orange Marine.
The model is specially designed for the maintenance of submarine cables, both fibre-optic telecommunication cables and inter-array power cables used in offshore wind farms.
The vessel has now started its journey to France where she will replace Raymond Croze for the maintenance of submarine cables maintained under the MECMA agreement in the Mediterranean.
Vard and Orange Marine’s cooperation goes back to 2012 when Vard was selected for the design and construction of their cable laying and repair vessel of Vard 9 01 design Pierre de Fermat.
This is Colombo Dockyard’s second successful CLV design collaboration with Vard within five years.