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Soon I hope the sixth boro will see more of Cable Queen, a vintage vessel with staying power, workability beyond the half century mark.  We saw Giulio Verne, an updated version of the Cable Queen here three and a half years ago.    So what’s this?



Nexus mission is to lay cable/pipe, especially in wind farms applications, an enterprise in which European companies are deeply invested.



Bound for sea about the same time was


Ndurance, a slightly smaller vessel in the same trade as Nexus.



I’m fascinated by national differences in adoption of new technologies, like marine renewable energy sources.  Click here to see the number of functioning European offshore wind farms.   Europe –2080;  US–0000.

Many thanks to Jan Oosterboer for these photos, taken last week, and to Fred Trooster for sending them.

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