ASN Adds Two More Vessels To Their Fleet

The Ile de Molène and the Ile d’Yeu.

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.ASN Press Release
June 29, 2021

Paris – 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


About Alcatel Submarine Networks
Alcatel Submarine Networks, part of Nokia, leads the industry in terms of transmission capacity and installed base with more than 650,000 km of optical submarine systems deployed worldwide, enough to circumnavigate the globe 15 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.
Alcatel Submarine Networks – media contact
Guillaume FAUSTEN
[email protected]