Global Marine Systems upgrades CS Sovereign vessel

UK-based shipping company Global Marine Systems has completed a major upgrade of its CS Sovereign vessel.

The company worked with an offshore handling equipment supplier to design and build two 2,300 tonne turntables, to expand the ship’s capability for further offshore renewable energy projects.

The CS Sovereign, which is stationed at Portland in Dorset, has had two ‘basket’ turntables built into its existing cable tanks during a brief dry-docking period.

These turntables are claimed to operate at a maximum linear speed of 1,000m per hour and have been adapted to accommodate the vessel’s existing hydraulic power units.