Constructing the CLV 'Nexans Aurora'

The DP3 Cable Laying Vessel (CLV) 'Nexans Aurora' is under construction at Ulstein Verft. The vessel will be outfitted for power cable laying, including bundle laying, cable jointing, repair, cable system protection and trenching. Follow her construction progress here.

In June 2018, a shipbuilding agreement was signed between Nexans and Ulstein on a large, DP3, CLV vessel to support markets such as the offshore wind industry. The hull construction started in February 2019. Designed by Skipsteknisk, the vessel is measuring a length of 149.9m and a beam of 31m.

Engines getting in position
Engines getting in position

Engines getting in position

The main equipment for the CLV vessel 'Nexans Aurora' is currently being lifted on board the vessel.

Main equipment installations
Offloaded topside equipment for Nexans Aurora
Offloaded topside equipment for Nexans Aurora

Offloaded topside equipment for Nexans Aurora

During some hectic days, a total of 197 heaves of topside equipment for the cable laying ship Nexans Aurora have been offloaded at Ulstein Verft. The largest single heave was the cable capstan with a net weight of 176 tonnes.

Heavy lifts
Outfitting of the Nexans Aurora starts at Ulstein Verft
Outfitting of the Nexans Aurora starts at Ulstein Verft

Outfitting of the Nexans Aurora starts at Ulstein Verft

On Global Wind Day, 15 June 2020, the hull of the Nexans Aurora arrived Ulstein Verft. The construction project now enters a new phase, as the outfitting work at Ulstein Verft is about to start.

Outfitting start-up