Offshore wind ship breaks records for Middlesbrough

Offshore wind ship breaks records for Middlesbrough

09 Dec 2021

A new offshore wind vessel broke records for the region’s offshore wind industry when it sailed into Middlesbrough.

The 171 metre ship, named ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, set a new record as the largest offshore wind vessel ever to pass under Middlesbrough’s Transporter Bridge when it completed its recent voyage to AV Dawson’s Port of Middlesbrough.

Built this year, by Prysmian Group, the manufacturer and installer of subsea cable, the Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most advanced cable-laying vessels in the world. It has the highest cable carrying capacity in the market and a very large bollard pull to allow for ploughing in very challenging seabed conditions. It can also operate for extended periods in challenging weather and work to extreme depths.

The state-of-the-art vessel’s first project was on the Viking Link project where she mobilised at Port of Middlesbrough. The ship will be making regular visits to North East England as Prysmian operates its Northern European marine base from Port of Middlesbrough.

For more information visit Prysmian Group’s website.

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