Jan De Nul Orders New XL Cable-Laying Vessel


Jan De Nul Group has ordered an additional XL cable-laying vessel – identical to its ship Fleeming Jenkin – set to be delivered in 2026.

The company says the newly ordered vessel, meant to bring energy from offshore wind farms to land or to connect countries’ electricity grids, has already been booked for its first projects. 

Currently, the group is working on the Greenlink interconnector, linking the Ireland and Wales grids.

“We are and remain a big believer in the transition to renewable energy,” says Jan Van de Velde, Jan De Nul Group’s director of new building.

“With this second XL cable-laying vessel, we continue to reinforce our pioneering role. Both vessels combine all the cable installation expertise we have built up over the past decade. The result are vessels that operate very efficiently and have a much smaller carbon footprint.”

The XL ship will be the fifth vessel in the company’s cable-laying fleet.

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