Construction under way of latest Nexans lay vessel
First steel has been cut for the hull of Nexans’ new DP-3 cable laying vessel C/S Aurora at the Crist shipyard in Poland.
OSLO, Norway – First steel has been cut for the hull of Nexans’ new DP-3 cable laying vessel C/S Aurora at the Crist shipyard in Poland.
Ulstein Verft will perform engineering, outfitting and system integration, equipment preparations, testing, and sea trials of the Skipsteknisk-designed ST-297 ship, which is due to be delivered in 2021.
Vincent Dessale, senior vice president Subsea and Land Systems Business Group at Nexans, said: “Aurora will play a key role in the installation of our cutting-edge submarine cables to help bring more energy to the world, connect offshore wind farms to the grid, support electrification of offshore petroleum installations and create interconnectors between countries.”
The vessel will be equipped for power cable laying, including bundle laying, cable jointing, repair, cable system protection and trenching.