Huisman Flex-Lay System successfully utilised to lay cables for floating wind turbine in China

Huisman has announced that its 325mt Flex-Lay System onboard Hai Yang Shi You 286 has successfully installed 5 kilometres of subsea power cable, which connects the Haiyou Guanlan floating wind turbine to the Wenchang oilfield’s grid off the coast of China.

This grid connection marks the realisation of the first deep-sea floating wind energy platform in China. The cable-lay scope was carried out by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). GNOOC is one of the largest national oil companies in China.

Huisman’s deepwater pipe and flex-lay systems can be delivered turnkey in a range from 15mt up to 2,000mt for the installation of subsea power cables, rigid and flexible pipes. The company’s Flex-Lay Systems offer an efficient laying method for flexible pipe as well as power cables, providing efficient installation procedures and safeguarding the product integrity. 

Huisman is a worldwide supplier of step changing technical solutions to the world’s leading companies in the energy sector. The Dutch company established its position as a global market leader by designing and building heavy construction equipment such as offshore cranes, offshore wind tools, lay systems and drilling equipment. 

Huisman is a total supplier of installation equipment for the offshore wind industry. With one of its latest innovations, the Motion Compensated Cable-Lay System, Huisman offers the market a safe and efficient solution for the installation and repair of inter-array cables. The quadrant has an adaptable curvature for overboarding the delicate cable while safeguarding the handling procedure.