The first main milestone within the development of Nexans’ new DP3 cable laying vessel, the C/S Aurora, was not too long ago handed with the slicing of the primary metal.
“This is a proud second for Nexans and an essential milestone for the group. With this modernization we’ll additional strengthen our capacity to ship inexperienced energy for the long run”, stated Vincent Dessale, Senior Executive VP Subsea and Land Systems Business Group at Nexans. “Aurora will play a key position within the set up of our cutting-edge submarine cables to assist deliver extra power to the world, join offshore wind farms to the grid, assist electrification of offshore petroleum installations and create interconnectors between international locations”, stated Vincent Dessale.
The hull is being constructed at Crist, Poland, whereas the engineering, outfitting and system integration, tools preparations, testing, sea trials and finalising will probably be carried out at Ulstein Verft, Norway. The ST-297 CLV is designed by Skipsteknisk.
The shipbuilding contract of Nexans subsequent flag ship was introduced in July, 2018, and Ulstein Group CEO, Gunvor Ulstein, expressed Ulstein’s gratitude: “We have a robust organisation with lengthy expertise in delivering superior vessels, and we stay up for a constructive and fruitful cooperation with Nexans within the years to return”.
The vessel will probably be outfitted for energy cable laying, together with bundle laying, cable jointing, restore, cable system safety and trenching. She will probably be delivered in 2021. (Source and picture: Ulstein)
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