ULSTEINVIK, Norway – Nexans’ cable laying vessel Nexans Aurora was launched at Ulstein Verft on Nov. 8, 2020.
After her launch, the vessel will be positioned quayside at Ulstein Verft and will then enter the last outfitting and start-up commissioning phases.
The 149.9-m (491.8-ft) long and 31-m (102-ft) wide vessel will work in the offshore renewables market, installing subsea cables including those that connect offshore wind farms to the grid and interconnector systems.
The vessel’s first assignment will be at the Seagreen offshore wind farm in eastern Scotland, starting in 3Q 2021.
The hull arrived at Ulstein Verft in June 2020 and has for five months been positioned in the yard’s dock hall. During this period, various work tasks have been accomplished, including electrical installations, insulation work, installation of the remaining main equipment (e.g. engines, thrusters, main switchboards, winches) and cable-lay equipment, other minor and major installations, and interior and exterior painting.