Nexans has taken delivery of its newbuild DP3 cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora from Ulstein Verft.
Nexans Aurora will be named at a ceremony in Ulsteinvik on 8 June, before leaving for its homeport Halden and Nexans’ subsea high voltage cables competence center.
The vessel is delivered on time despite the Covid-19 pandemic, with all the implications, restrictions and delays being dealt with in areas such as purchasing and deliveries, traveling restrictions, quarantines and much more, Nexans said.
“This is a memorable day for the project team and for Nexans and I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who has contributed to this project’s success,” said Nexans’ Project Manager, Frode Beyer.
“We are now looking forward to bringing the Nexans Aurora out into the world to contribute to Nexans’ purpose “Electrify the Future”, for a greener place to be.”
The 150-metre long vessel completed its sea trials at the beginning of May, after which outfitting, some paint jobs and tests on the A-frame and some of the winches were carried out.
Its first assignment will be the installation of the export cables at the 1,075 MW Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland.