Networker

Purpose-built cable working barge designed for shallower waters

Overview

Networker is the first purpose-built cable-working barge in South East Asia. One of the largest vessels of her kind, she is specifically designed to provide shallow water expertise throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Networker can overcome the most challenging seabed terrain, whilst her all-electric drive ensures maximum flexibility and control during narrow corridor cable installation operations.

The purpose-built barge has been involved in numerous installation projects, which include a number supporting oil and gas customers.  Networker completed the installation and burial of 71km of fibre optic cable in Papua New Guinea for Saipem as well as undertaking a cable installation project which required using Global Marine’s rock cutting specialist equipment in Russia for Sakhalin Energy IC.

Tech Specs

Vessel

Builders:
Labroy Shipbuilding & Engineering PTE LTD, Indonesia
Date built:
1999
Flag:
Panama
Class:
ABS. A1 Cable Barge
Length overall:
60.00m
Breadth moulded:
20.50m
Designed draft:
2.63m
Gross tonnage:
2,063t
Maximum speed:
6kts
Generators:
5 (3 main, 2 auxiliary)
Berths:
45, with option for up to 4 accommodation containers with 4 berths each, on request

Communications

Satellite:
Sat-com, JRC Model JUE-310B, NERA Saturn B

Cable Tanks

Main cable tanks:
2
Outer diameter:
8.00m
Cone diameter:
3.00m
Cone height:
3.70m
Maximum load per tank:
375t

Fuel

Fuel capacity:
385t MGO