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
  • 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.


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 1,000te Carousel 1,000te
Carousel 2,000te 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



Danish renewable energy company Ørsted has awarded WIND a 20-year framework agreement for the storage and onshore handling of all its array cables and accessories at WIND's site in Velsen, The Netherlands. The contract relates to all of Ørsted's current and future European offshore windfarms.

WIND has worked with Ørsted for several years already, handling the storage of all its export cables since 2015. This latest framework agreement takes that long-term relationship a step further as it will involve centralisation of all Ørsted’s  array cables and accessories from their current various  storage locations in Europe to WIND’s yard in Velsen, The Netherlands. For this purpose, WIND is planning to further expand its warehouse capacity  from where logistics and repairs will also be handled.

WIND Managing Director Tom Nooij says that WIND’s strong focus on flexibility, quality and safety, in addition to a trusting business relationship, were the key issues underlying this new agreement. “The trust that Ørsted is showing in us by combining its storage of subsea cables for all its European windfarms into one efficient yard is greatly appreciated. On a more general note, this development contributes further to the centralisation of cable related services in the European offshore renewables market and will help the offshore wind industry achieve a decrease of repair and maintenance costs. At the same time this new framework agreement further strengthens the position of the Amsterdam – IJmuiden area as an offshore hub. To this effect we greatly appreciate the support we have been receiving from both the Port of IJmuiden and our landlord TMA Logistics.”


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



Directors: Robbert van Diepen, Tom Nooij, Erik Thomas

There are currently no vacancies available.

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