JD Crafts ApS has expanded its fleet with another vessel, a self-propelling barge named Victor, which was picked up in Southampton, England.
Victor is an excellent working vessel with overwhelming steerage. It has a length of 42 metres and a width of 9.5 metres.
Victor is equipped with 2 Schottel propellers and it is therefore extremely manoeuvrable. Victor has furthermore 2 supporting legs and a hydraulic crane that can lift 16 tonnes alongside the ship.
Victor can work in very low water, since the hull has a draught of only 0.5 metres and the Schottel propellers only extend about 1 metre when they are lowered.
Victor is particularly qualified for the following work:
- Crane and mounting works with the existing crane, in which it is necessary to have a lot of space for the deck cargo, for example exchanging of power pylons, windmills and lighthouses at sea.
- Laying and repair of submarine cables, both power cables and fibre optics cables. At our storage in Kalundborg we have a big coil tower, chute and cable capstan winch that quickly can be mounted on Victor.
- Laying and ballasting of pipelines for drinking and waste-water pipes plus cable pipelines.
- Embedding of cables and other diving tasks. We have complete diving systems and jetting and suction pumps that are containerized and therefore can be easily and quickly mounted on Victor.
- If a hydraulic excavator or a hydraulic crane is taken onboard Victor, it can carry out the excavating of trenches for cables and pipelines on a hard seabed up to a water depth of 6 metres.