On June 24, 2022, a new submarine cable maintenance vessel, Ile de Molène, was successfully launched in Calais, France, and will join the ASN (Alcatel Submarine Network) fleet.
ASN President Alain Biston and Natacha Bouchart, Mayor of Calais and Vice President of Hauts-de-France, attended the inauguration ceremony.
It was revealed that Ile de Molène will be responsible for maintaining the submarine telecommunications cable for Alcatel Submarine Networks’ customers.
It will be operational by the end of the second quarter of 2022.
The vessel has undergone a major engineering and upgrade program to enable it to best meet its future maintenance mission and the various needs of ASN’s customers.
The ship will be equipped with the latest generation of equipment and instruments to ensure the expected level of performance and efficiency required for its various missions.
Ile de Molène will fly the French flag and will be operated by Louis Dreyfus Armateurs.