CLV Nexans Aurora construction update

By: Sue Allen
In: Vessels
Nexans Aurora is now positioned in the dock hall at Ulstein Verft.  for final outfitting  The main equipment for the cable lay vessel is being lifted on board the vessel and mounted. This includes the six engines. To date, a  total of 197 loads of topside equipment for the vessel have been off loaded at Ulstein Verft. The largest single load was the cable capstan with a net weight of 176 tons.

The DP3 cable laying vessel for Nexans is large and compact. It is 149.9m in length and 31m in beam, and has a deadweight  of 17,000 tonnes.
Aurora will be prepared for vertical lay operations and complex subsea construction tasks in deep waters in addition to the principle built in structural and system capacities and flexible design features to allow easy adaptation to customer’s future needs.
The vessel is due to be delivered next summer and has already been booked for export cable installation work on the Seagreen project in the UK in 2022.  Aurora will install approximately 189km of cable in the project.

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