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Nexans has announced that it has started the construction of a new cable-laying vessel for submarine HV cable systems installation. The construction of the vessel is part of Nexans' initiative to reinforce its manufacturing and installation capacities to meet the growing demand for HV cabling systems, with a particular focus on interconnectors and offshore wind projects worldwide.

Built by ULJANIK Group (Croatia), the vessel is designed for worldwide installation of large volumes of HVDC and HVAC cable systems. The vessel covers the complete Nexans submarine product range, and has a 10,000-ton capacity turntable. The new ship is designed by consulting agency Skipsteknisk and the laying equipment allows the vessel to perform installation operations of flexible products in shallow to deep water. The cable-laying vessel is expected to be delivered and start operations by Q3 2020.

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