MAATS supplied NKT with the carousels and lay equipment for the NKT Victoria cable lay vessel. MAATS had constructed and utilised a global FEA model of the carousels coupled with the mid-ship structure. Our Engineers worked closely with the ship designers to achieve a detailed representation of the vessel, drawing on our expertise in Naval Architecture. The analyses were completed in accordance with DNV GL Rules for Ships and classification approval was subsequently achieved with the society.
Following completion of the vessel and several successful cable lay campaigns, NKT asked MAATS to assess an increased capacity for their carousels to meet market demand.
The assessment required a re-analysis of the carousels and the mid- ship structures. The objective of was to achieve approval from DNV GL, for an increased cable capacity of in excess of 1000 tonnes.
The project required full consideration of the vessel and carousel integrity, for loads and conditions that they were not initially designed for.