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.
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.Read more
Installation of cable lay equipment commences on Nexans Aurora
The installation of the state of the art, MAATS cable lay equipment on board the CLV vessel Nexans Aurora has now commenced at the Ulstein Verft shipyard.
Thruster installation completed
In September 2020, the three azimuth propulsion thrusters were installed in the cable-laying vessel 'Nexans Aurora', which is under construction at Ulstein Verft. Each thruster has an effect of 3,200 kW and a diameter of 2,900 mm.
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.
Main equipment being installed
The main equipment for the CLV vessel 'Nexans Aurora' is currently being lifted on board the vessel and mounted. The engine on these photos is the third of six main engines.
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.
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.
Grand block ceremony for the next step in cable installation
On 15 October 2019, Nexans hosted the grand block ceremony for their new cable installation vessel, the ‘Nexans Aurora’. The vessel will be completed at Ulstein Verft in Norway.
Nexans Aurora - another milestone passed
The keel laying ceremony of the DP3 cable laying vessel 'CLV Nexans Aurora' was held on 24 April 2019. The vessel is destined for the installation of subsea cables by Nexans, a global actor in cabling systems and services.
Major milestone passed for Nexans’ C/S Aurora
The first major milestone in the construction of Nexans’ new DP3 cable laying vessel, the C/S Aurora, was passed Monday with the cutting of the first steel.
Ulstein Verft to construct large cable laying vessel for Nexans
Nexans Subsea Operations has signed a shipbuilding contract with Ulstein Verft on the construction of a large, DP3 cable laying vessel.
A DP3 cable laying vessel, to 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 capabilities.