New Wave Media

February 19, 2019

Shipbuilding: C/S Aurora Steel Cut

  • Photo courtesy of Ulstein Verft
  • Photo courtesy of Ulstein Verft
  • Photo courtesy of Ulstein Verft
  • Photo courtesy of Ulstein Verft Photo courtesy of Ulstein Verft
  • Photo courtesy of Ulstein Verft Photo courtesy of Ulstein Verft
  • Photo courtesy of Ulstein Verft Photo courtesy of Ulstein Verft

The first major milestone in the construction of Nexans’ new DP3 cable laying vessel, the C/S Aurora, was passed Monday, February 18, 2019, with the cutting of the first steel.

“With this modernization we will further strengthen our ability to deliver green power for the future”, said Vincent Dessale, Senior Executive VP Subsea and Land Systems Business Group at Nexans.  “Aurora will play a key role in the installation of our cutting-edge 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”, said Vincent Dessale.

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 shipbuilding contract of Nexans next flag ship was announced in July, 2018.

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.