In June 2018, a shipbuilding agreement was signed between Nexans and Ulstein on a large, DP3, CLV vessel designed by Skipsteknisk. The hull construction started in February 2019. The 149.9 m long and 31 m wide ‘Nexans Aurora’ will be working in the offshore renewables market, installing subsea cables including cables connecting offshore wind farms to the grid and interconnector systems.
Delivery of the CLV vessel ’Nexans Aurora’
The final milestone of the Aurora construction adventure was reached today, on 31 May 2021, when the DP3 Cable Lay Vessel ‘Nexans Aurora’, the state-of-the-art flagship of the Nexans fleet, was delivered from Ulstein Verft.
A sunny ride on the ‘Nexans Aurora’ sea trial
Snow-covered mountain tops, green hillsides and a bright sun on a blue sky make a perfect frame for the lady in red, the CLV vessel ‘Nexans Aurora’, on her sea trial. A sunny mood also characterizes the atmosphere on board the vessel.
Theory meets real life
In any other year, the shipyard Ulstein Verft is happy to welcome student groups, but Covid-19 set an abrupt halt to group visits. However, the program manager of the Ship Design study at NTNU Ålesund recently came up with a solution.
Completed equipment installations on Nexans Aurora
The construction project of the cable lay vessel 'Nexans Aurora' has recently reached a new milestone, as the installation of the MAATS Tech equipment package including the carousel, loading arms, access tower and control cabin have now been completed.
Quality at all levels - installing the IAS system on the Nexans Aurora
“Quality at all levels”, says Per Jarle Ytrebø at Ulstein Elektro Installasjon when explaining why they are well positioned with the setup of the IAS system (Integrated Automation System) on the cable lay vessel Nexans Aurora, currently under construction at Ulstein Verft.
Nexans Aurora on the water
On 8 November 2020, Nexans’ next-generation Cable Laying Vessel, the ‘Nexans Aurora’ was launched at Ulstein Verft. The 149.9 m long and 31 m wide vessel will be working in the offshore renewables market, installing subsea cables including cables connecting offshore wind farms to the grid and interconnector systems.
High activity on 'Nexans Aurora' shipbuilding project
The construction of the next-generation cable laying vessel, the 'Nexans Aurora', is well underway at Ulstein Verft. In such a complex newbuild project, several tasks are carried out at the same time. On 10 September 2020, the cable capstan was installed during a short break in the ongoing paint process.
Outfitting of the Nexans Aurora starts at Ulstein Verft
In June 2018, a shipbuilding agreement was signed between Nexans and Ulstein on a large, DP3, cable laying vessel (CLV) to support markets such as the offshore wind industry. The construction project now enters a new phase, as the outfitting work at Ulstein Verft is about to start.
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All blocks assembled for Nexans Aurora
All the grand blocks for the Cable Laying Vessel (CLV) ‘Nexans Aurora’ have now been assembled at the hull yard, CRIST. Work tasks such as some steel work, outfitting and paint work now need to be carried out before the hull can be towed to Ulstein Verft, Norway, for finalising.