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Thursday, October 17, 2019 

Cable company Nexans has hosted a block ceremony for its new cable installation vessel, ‘Nexans Aurora’, the blocks of which are being assembled at Crist, Poland, for vessel completion at Ulstein Verft in Norway.

The design is based on the combined experience of Nexans, Skipsteknisk, Ulstein Verft and MAATS Tech.

Ragnhild Katteland, CEO Nexans Norway, said: “The building of this groundbreaking cable laying vessel is a major milestone in our company’s long term strategy heading for the future in the energy market, and with the Grand Block Ceremony, we are one step further. To maintain our position as an important turnkey player in the field of submarine cables, contributing to securing the world’s energy supply by installing cable connections all around the world and contributing to the environmental green shift Nexans Aurora will be a most crucial asset.”

“The vessel is well prepared for complex construction tasks in severe weather conditions anywhere in the world. Ulstein Verft will carry out the final outfitting, commissioning and testing prior to the vessel’s delivery in 2021, and we are well prepared and eager to finalise this newbuild project for Nexans,” said MD Lars Lühr Olsen, Ulstein Verft.

Nexans Aurora is said to bring cable installation to the next level with regards to capacity and capability. With a large 10,000-tonne capacity split turntable, the DP3 vessel represents a next step in offshore renewables. She will be outfitted for power cable laying, including bundle laying, cable jointing and repair and cable system protection and trenching. The vessel is developed for operations in rough weather and has high manoeuvrability and station keeping capabiliti

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