ASN announces the acquisition of 2 vessels: the Ile de Molène and the Ile d’Yeu

Alcatel Submarine Networks Marine announces the acquisition of 2 vessels: the Ile de Molène and the Ile d’Yeu.

Paris - June 29, 2021

This acquisition is part of a strategy to modernize and expand installation capacities in a context of growth of the submarine telecommunications market.

The two vessels joined the ASN fleet respectively on May 7, 2021 for the Ile de Molène and on June 17, 2021 for the Ile d’Yeu.

Both vessels will now go through a heavy engineering and upgrade program to meet the expectations of ASN's customers and the missions that they will be carrying out. L’Ile de Molène will be assigned to the maintenance of our customers' telecommunications cables in the Atlantic and North Sea. She is expected to start operating in the first half of 2022. L’Ile d’Yeu will join our installation fleet at the end of 2022 and will be immediately assigned to the installation of a transoceanic telecommunication system. These vessels will be equipped with the latest generation of equipment enabling ASN to offer the level of performance and efficiency expected by its customers, telecom operators and GAFAM. These 2 vessels are operated by Louis Dreyfus Armateurs under French flag.


Vessels specifications

Ile d'Yeu
Ile de Molène
Length overall
Breadth moulded
Propulsion - main
Forward Thrusters
Gross tonnage
Net tonnage

By the end of 2022, ASN Marine's cable fleet will consist of the following vessels:

Installation: Ile de Sein, Ile de Batz, Ile de Bréhat, Ile d’Aix, Ile d’Yeu

Maintenance: Ile d'Ouessant, Ile de Molène

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