Nexans goes for Norwegian shipyard and ST-design.

Ulstein Shipyard bags order for ST-design

As earlier announced, Skipsteknisk (ST) was in though international competition selected to design the new cable layer for Nexans. ST and Nexans have collaborated in the development of the vessel for more than 2 years, and after financial challenges at the original selected yard in Croatia, Nexans has now contracted the vessel at Norwegian based Ulstein Shipyard. Planned delivery of the vessel named Nexans Aurora, is Q2 2021.

The deck mounted 10000te cable carousel, which will be a concentric carousel-in-carousel design, makes this vessel one of the largest cable layers in the market. The vessel has two firing lines and is primarily intended to lay interconnectors and export cables for Nexans customers. The vessel designated ST-297 CLV,  has an over all length of 150m and a beam of 31m, is one of the largest vessel ever designed by ST. Nexans Aurora will in addition to laying power cables, do bundling, be capable of carrying and deploy fiber optic cables, perform repair and jointing of cables, and seabed trenching. ST-297 CLV is designed with high degree of redundancy both in propulsion (DP3) and what cable handling equipment concerns, and is able to keep her position also under extreme weather conditions.
ST is pleased that the vessel ended up at a Norwegian shipyard with high competence from complex vessels, and as it is ages since a ST design was built at Ulstein Shipyard, we is looking forward to this cooperation.

For further info:

Sales Manager Offshore Vessels
Bjørn-Oscar Kløvning
+47 91636807