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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 

All blocks for the Cable Laying Vessel ‘Nexans Aurora’ have now been assembled at the Crist shipyard in Poland, with final tasks such as additional steel work, basic outfitting and paintwork needing to be carried out before the hull can be towed to Ulstein Verft, Norway, for completion.

Nexans Aurora is a DP3 cable laying vessel that will be equipped for power cable laying, including bundle laying, jointing and repair, and cable system protection and trenching. The contract between Nexans and Ulstein Verft was announced in July 2018. The hull construction started in February 2019. Designed by Skipsteknisk, the vessel is 149.9m in length with a beam of 31m.

Nexans Aurora is equipped with a large capacity cable handling spread including a 10,000t split turntable with dual product lay lines. The vessel also 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 the Nexans factories.

The vessel accommodates up to 90 persons. Delivery is scheduled for 2021.

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