Royal IHC and Kalypso Collaborate To Build Jones Act Cable Laying Vessel

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  • Kalypso Offshore Energy partners with Royal IHC to construct Jones Act-compliant CLV.
  • They are ensuring adherence to US legislation for domestic maritime trade.
  • It highlights the critical role of cable installation and repair in meeting offshore wind deployment targets.

Kalypso Offshore Energy partners with Royal IHC to construct America’s first Jones Act-compliant cable laying vessel (CLV) for the offshore wind market.

The collaboration aims to address the gap in the nation’s vessel capabilities and produce a 5,000-ton CLV domestically, reports Offshore Wind.

Jones Act Compliance and Economic Impact

The CLV will meet Jones Act compliance standards, ensuring adherence to US legislation for domestic maritime trade.

Colin Smith, Managing Director of Kalypso, emphasizes the vessel’s role in enhancing offshore energy prospects and fostering local economic growth.

Royal IHC’s Contribution and Milestones

Derk te Bokkel, CEO of Royal IHC, expresses pride in delivering a key contribution to America’s energy transition and security.

The development of the CLV marks a significant milestone for Royal IHC and the US offshore wind sector.

Finalizing Details and Collaboration

Kalypso and Royal IHC are working closely to finalize contract, engineering, and construction details.

The collaboration reflects the attractiveness of the US market and represents a significant advancement in the domestic supply chain for offshore wind projects.

Industry Recognition and Importance

John Begala, Vice President of State and Federal Policy at the Oceantic Network, highlights the critical role of cable installation and repair in meeting offshore wind deployment targets.

The investment and partnership demonstrate the maturation of the US offshore wind industry and the commitment to advancing domestic capabilities.

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Source: Offshore Wind