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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?

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

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Bound for sea about the same time was

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

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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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