Unique use of barge platform for cable laying

Tug and barge composition:
1. Barge-platform “T-1001” pr.81109, year of construction-1993,
in the class of PPP “M-PR 2 , 5 “, carrying capacity of 1000 tons
2. Tug” Yauza “project R-103A, in the class PPP O2.0 (LOD20)

For three months of 2017, the company” VIKAR “provided non-propelled barge platform T-1001 project 81109 for the implementation of the construction of an underwater cable line. The main customer for this project is PJSC “RussNeft”.
In itself, this project is almost unique, and our company is proud of its participation in this work.
Before laying the submarine cable, preparatory work was carried out to dredge in order to allow passage through shallow water. with a depth of not less than 1m in the bottom, using a special cable-laying complex consisting of a cable-laying vessel in the role of which the barge platform of VIKAR company was used, auxiliary and axle boxes Irish vessels and submarine trench coach.
To perform this unique project, a special equipment with a reel with a weight of 335 tons, a cable layer, additional equipment for laying the cable along the bottom was loaded onto the barge.
The project was successfully completed in September 2017.