WIND...

provides full-service solutions for transport, handling and storage of submarine cables and flexibles to a worldwide client base. Clients include subsea cable manufacturers, subsea cable installation companies, EPIC contractors and utility companies.

 

WIND occupies a unique market position. Founded in 1991 as a cargo ship owner and operator it combines knowledge of ships and shipping with specialist experience in handling subsea cables, making use of its extensive shipping network, large pool of smart cable equipment and experienced cable crews.

 

Specialist in subsea cable logistics

Oudegracht 164-168, 1811 CP Alkmaar, The Netherlands

+31 (0)72 5 19 32 50  info@wind.nl

Services

What can we do for you?

 

  • transport of subsea cable from and to any port worldwide including vessel chartering, vessel and equipment mobilisation
  • cable transfers from vessel-to-shore, shore-to-vessel or vessel-to-vessel
  • supply of cable equipment and cable crew
  • storage of subsea cable
  • recovery of out-of-service subsea cables from the seabed
  • pre-lay grapnel runs and route clearance
  • competitive cargo brokerage and vessel chartering

Handling

WIND has specialist teams of cable crew and cable transfer equipment available. Due to our flexibility we are mostly able to mobilise on very short notice. Try us! Our teams include supervisors, equipment operators and coilers. We can also take care of the entire cable transfer operation, including preparation of load-out documents, risk assessments and method statements.

Storage

At our yard we offer our clients secure storage for subsea cables, both for short and long term.

 

Due to the favourable location of the yard, immediately behind the locks of IJmuiden, in the direct proximity of Amsterdam, and the direct availability of specialised cable equipment and manpower WIND is able to provide its clients with a rapid and efficient service.

Transport

Through our large network of acquainted ship owners we are always able to provide the right vessel, at the right time and location. Conversion of a vessel and fitting it out with specialist equipment so that the vessel is suitable for a specific project often plays an important role in our projects.

 

We conceive and engineer the best solutions in-house and send out our team of welding foremen, constructors and project engineers to rig a vessel in any port worldwide. Equipment is either sourced locally or dispatched from our depot by air or sea. This flexibility limits vessel deviation and ensures maximum cost efficiency.

Recovery

In 2008, WIND joined forces with its client Mertech Marine to convert one of the vessels in WIND's fleet (the mv Lida) for the purpose of recovering out-of-service subsea cable from the seabed. One of the Lida’s first projects involved the recovery of the 8,000 kilometre SAT-1 communications cable, which had been laid between Portugal and South Africa in the mid-1960s.

 

The use of a relatively small converted cargo vessel with specialist crews for the recovery works made the recovery not only cost-efficient but also increased the environmental benefit of the project. The successful completion of the recovery of the SAT-1 cable was a significant achievement which represented a milestone that has changed the industry.

Brokerage

Our wholly-owned subsidiary WIND Vietnam specialises in vessel and cargo brokerage and serves as a hub of local . The company is based in Ho Chi Minh and operates worldwide but with a strong focus on Asia.

 

Contact:

WIND Vietnam

Mr. Truong Quoc Duong                                     

07th Floor, IPC Tower, Unit 706

1489 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway

Tan Phong Ward, District 7

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

T  +84 (08) 377 60 381

M +84 908 418 058

E  chartering@vn.wind.nl

W vn.wind.nl

Equipment

WIND owns a pool of cable handling equipment. Aside from our own equipment listed below we are able to source any type of cable equipment from our large network where and when needed.

 

Equipment Specifications
Bow cable engine BCE20kN
Bow cable engine 300mm BCE20kN 300
Cable track CT
Carousel Carousel 2,000te
Chute Chute R5
Linear cable engine

LCE50kN

Loading arm for static tanks LA-01
Loading arm for carousels LA-02

 

 

Vessels

WIND is the commercial, technical and financial manager of the following vessels:

 

Vessels
mv Aniek
mv Layla
mv Lida
mv Suzie-Q

 

 

Dutch subsea cable logistics specialist WIND is very proud to announce that it has been nominated by The Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KNVR) for the prestiguous dutch Shipping Award 2015. WIND received the nomination for its pioneering role in the development of recovery of long distance, out-of-service subsea cable systems. The concept, developed by WIND in 2009, consists of converting cargo vessels into recovery vessels and includes development of special cable recovery equipment, development of cable recovery procedures and training of crews. Since inception WIND has succesfully recovered some 15,000 km of cable and continues to add more every day.

The development and succesful implementation of this concept have led to an industry-wide breakthrough as cable recovery was previously economically unviable. This concept has changed that and WIND is happy to see that using cargo vessels for this type of work is becoming the industry standard.

WIND is a shipping company providing specialised logistic services to the subsea cable industry and is active worldwide. Its client base includes subsea cable manufacturers, subsea cable installation companies, offshore marine contractors and utility companies. WIND occupies a unique market position. Founded in 1991 as a cargo ship owner and operator it combines knowledge of ships and shipping with specialist experience in handling subsea cables, making use of its extensive shipping network, large pool of smart cable equipment and experienced cable crews.

For more information please contact:

Erik Thomas, director

Office direct: +31 (0)72 519 32 53

Mobile: +31 (0)62 139 36 33

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Contact us

 

  • Main office

Oudegracht 164-168

1811 CP Alkmaar

The Netherlands

 

  • Yard office

Concordiastraat 84
1951 AS Velsen Noord
The Netherlands

 

T +31 (0)72 519 32 50

F +31 (0)72 519 32 60

M info@wind.nl

 

  • Vietnam office

07th Floor, IPC Tower, Unit 706

1489 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway

Tan Phong Ward, District 7

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

T +84 (08) 377 60 381

M chartering@vn.wind.nl

 

Directors: Robbert van Diepen, Tom Nooij, Erik Thomas