On June 24, 2022, a new submarine cable maintenance vessel, the Ile de Molène, will be inaugurated in Calais and will join the ASN (Alcatel Submarine Networks) fleet.

Alain Biston, President of ASN and Natacha Bouchart, Mayor of Calais and Vice-President of the Hauts-de-France Region will kick off this day at the Quai Paul Devot in Calais to which 150 personalities have been invited to attend the christening of the ship.

The Ile de Molène will be assigned to the maintenance of our customers' submarine telecommunication cables. It will enter service at the end of the second quarter of 2022.

Major engineering and upgrading programs have been carried out on this vessel to enable it to best meet its future maintenance missions and the various needs of ASN's customers.

This vessel 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 be operated by Louis Dreyfus Armateurs under the French flag.

By the end of 2022, ASN Marine's cable fleet will consist of 7 vessels.


Ile de Sein

Ile de Batz

Ile de Bréhat

Ile d'Aix

Ile d'Yeu



Ile d'Ouessant

Ile de Molène


About ASN

Alcatel Submarine Networks, part of Nokia, leads the industry in terms of transmission capacity and installed base with more than 700,000 km of optical submarine systems deployed worldwide, enough to circumnavigate the globe 17 times. From traditional telecom applications to content and “over the top” service provider infrastructures, as well as to offshore oil and gas applications, ASN provides all elements of turnkey global undersea transmission systems, tailored to individual customer’s needs. An extensive services portfolio completes its comprehensive offering for the submarine business, including project management, installation and commissioning, along with marine and maintenance operations performed by ASN’s wholly owned fleet of cable ships.