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