Published: 20 February 2019 20 February 2019
The first milestone in the construction of Nexans’ new DP3 cable laying vessel, the C/S Aurora, was passed with the cutting of the first steel. Aurora will be used for the installation of submarine cables to help bring more energy to the world, connect offshore wind farms to the grid, support electrification of offshore petroleum installations and create interconnectors between countries.
The hull is being built at Crist, Poland, while the engineering, outfitting and system integration, equipment preparations, testing, sea trials and finalising will be carried out at Ulstein Verft, Norway. The ST-297 CLV is designed by Skipsteknisk. The vessel will be outfitted for power cable laying, including bundle laying, cable jointing, repair, cable system protection and trenching. She will be delivered in 2021.