provides full-service solutions for transport, handling and storage of subsea 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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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




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


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




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


mv Aniek
mv Layla
mv Lida
mv Suzie-Q



WIND has completed a lifetime extension programme of the Cable Recovery Vessel mv Lida. The scope of works included maintenance of the vessel’s hull and ballast tanks in addition to upgrading the winch control and cable handling systems.

The mv Lida is a 62.8-metre long Cable Recovery Vessel that is owned by South African company Mertech Marine Ltd. Dutch subsea cable service provider WIND is responsible for the commercial, technical and financial management of the vessel.

Systems upgrade 
“We took the opportunity to carry out the vessel upgrade during the scheduled class survey,” comments WIND Technical Superintendent Thomas Jansen. “This included maintenance of the ballast tanks and hull, which was a sizeable job, consisting of 18 tonnes of steel work – about 3 per cent of the entire vessel. We also upgraded the cable recovery winch control and monitoring systems as well as the cable handling systems. All in all, the mv Lida is back in excellent condition.”
The work was carried out at Tallinn Shipyard – part of BLRT Grupp – in Estonia. “We had great cooperation with the yard, and considering the amount of work that we had planned, combined with the difficult weather conditions that we had, they did an excellent job in getting it all done within the amount of time available.”

A word from the owner
Mertech Marine operates a fleet of three vessels (all of which are under the management of WIND) which primarily perform subsea telecommunication cable recovery duties for recycling or relaying purposes. On completion of the mv Lida’s dry-docking, a company representative said: “Thank you very much from our side to everyone who worked hard in this job. We are proud to see the mv Lida in such good shape.”


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



  • 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



Directors: Robbert van Diepen, Tom Nooij, Erik Thomas

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