Dubai-based offshore giant P&O Maritime Logistics and Services is to expand its small foothold in the wind energy sector with a “step changing” zero-emission cable-laying vessel.

The company will convert one of its multi-carrier cargo vessels for the role, equipping it with alternative energy power systems.

The ship will emerge in the third quarter of 2024 with a state-of-the-art battery system, as well as a low-fuel consumption propulsion layout for green methanol fuel.