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OUTFITTING STARTS ON ULSTEIN-DESIGN CABLE LAYER

Friday, June 19, 2020 

The hull of the cable laying vessel 'Nexans Aurora' recently arrived at Ulstein Verft from the Crist shipyard in Poland, where it was assembled.

The ship will be towed into the dock hall at Ulstein Verft to allow the commencement of outfitting, electrical work, insulation and piping. Ulstein Verft will install the main components such as the main generator set, the power package, deck machinery, winches and topside equipment.

The Nexans Aurora is 149.9m in length and 31m in the beam. She will be prepared for vertical lay operations and complex subsea construction tasks in deep waters. The flexible design allows features to be adapted according to the customer’s future needs. Nexans Aurora will be equipped with a large capacity cable handling spread including a 10,000t split turntable with dual product lay lines with capacities and features to handle safely and efficiently the full Nexans submarine systems product line.

The vessel contains a dedicated enclosed cable splicing area offering a controlled environment for performance of all product splicing and termination work to the exact standard as performed in Nexans' factories.

The vessel has been developed through the combined experience of Nexans, Skipsteknisk, Ulstein Verft and MAATS Tech, to produce a subsea cable and umbilical systems installation vessel for worldwide operations, covering the full range of shallow and deep subsea activities.

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