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  • 10 May 2021

    Nexans’ new cable-laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has commenced its sea trials off the Norwegian coast. Nexans Aurora began the yard sea trial on 3 May and continued with the technical sea trial on 5 May. Ulstein Verft said that the sea trial will continue for a few more days, after which the yard has still […]

  • 3 June 2021
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    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 […]

  • 14 April 2021

    The installation of the MAATS Tech cable lay equipment package onboard cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has been completed. The MAATS Tech team installed and tested the package which includes the carousel, loading arms, access tower and control cabin at the Ulstein Verft shipyard. According to Nexans, the next step is the heeling test. […]

  • 27 July 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    A geotechnical survey is set to begin along the proposed export cable route at the Seagreen Phase 1A offshore wind farm. The survey vessel Northern Ocean will conduct the seabed cone penetration tests and vibro core sampling within the export cable area and the Seagreen array site boundary. The survey is expected to start on […]

  • 5 July 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    A shallow geotechnical survey is about to begin within the export cable area at the Seagreen Phase 1A wind farm offshore Scotland. The survey is scheduled to take place from 7 July to 11 July near the shoreline at Cockenzie in the Firth of Forth. The survey vessel Pulsar will conduct the shallow geotechnical survey […]

  • 26 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    MAATS Tech has secured a contract with VARD to deliver cable lay equipment for Van Oord’s new cable laying vessel (CLV). “I am immensely proud of the team effort that has gone into winning this contract and continues our track record in providing this type of equipment in the cable industry, already being showcased by […]

  • 30 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    French power cable manufacturer Nexans has signed a preferred supplier agreement with Empire Offshore Wind LLC to connect the Empire Wind offshore projects to the New York State’s onshore grid. The turnkey projects cover the full design and manufacturing, as well as the laying and protection of over 300 kilometres of export cables that will […]

  • 30 March 2021
    Business & Finance

    Bureau Veritas (BV) and Nexans have signed a partnership agreement to reduce risk and promote best practices for turnkey deliveries of high voltage power cables used for connecting offshore wind farms to onshore grids. With insurers’ studies confirming that high voltage power cables are among the most critical elements of offshore wind farms, the reliability […]

  • 2 July 2021
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Nexans has inaugurated a new cable harness production facility in the city of Tianjin, China, dedicated to the local wind energy industry. The facility has 3,000 square meters of production and storage space and will manufacture M12 sensor cables, valve connectors, and customized solutions specific to the needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). “It’s an […]

  • 13 July 2021
    Grid Connection, Vessels

    DEME has completed the laying of the HVDC cable for the DolWin6 offshore grid connection in the German sector of the North Sea, using its LNG-powered, DP3 vessel Living Stone. According to the company, this was the first time a cable laying vessel installed cables while running on LNG. The 900 MW transmission link DolWin6, […]

  • 11 February 2021
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has published new recommendations for fibre optic cable design to mitigate the risk of export cable failure in offshore wind. The five key recommendations are: The optical fibres should be encompassed by a stainless steel tube and stainless-steel wire armour, with a combined resistance of no less than […]

  • 9 November 2020

    Nexans launched its new cable laying vessel Nexans Aurora on 8 November at Ulstein Verft. The vessel will be deployed on installation of subsea cables, including those connecting offshore wind farms to the grid and interconnector systems. Nexans Aurora will now be positioned quayside at Ulstein Verft’s yard and will then enter the last outfitting […]

  • 21 December 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Nexans has begun onshore work for the installation of underground cable that will connect the Seagreen offshore wind project to the grid in Angus, Scotland. Once finished, the 19 km cable will reach from where the project makes landfall in Carnoustie to a new substation currently under construction in Tealing. Installation is expected to be […]

  • 22 October 2020

    The installation of the MAATS cable lay equipment onboard the cable-laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has commenced. On 14 October, MAATS and Marine Fabricators installation team arrived at the Ulstein Verft shipyard to begin the installation, which kicked off with the two lay wheels being fitted at the stern. Following the lay wheels, final installation work […]

  • 11 December 2020
    Authorities, R&D

    Norwegian government will invest NOK 120 million (EUR 11.3 million) in a new wind power research centre, with offshore wind research being one the main priorities for the new centre. The investment was announced on 11 December by the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru, who also announced the establishment of the new […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted’s first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, Borssele 1 & 2, has been fully commissioned. Located 22 kilometres off the coast of the province of Zeeland, the 752 MW project has now become the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands and the second largest operating offshore wind farm in the world, providing enough […]

  • 11 August 2020

    Ulstein Verft has installed the generator set into cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora. The company stated that the six generators from Rolls-Royce and ABB have been installed into the vessel according to schedule. Nexans signed a deal with Ulstein Verft for the construction of the vessel back in July 2018. The vessel arrived at Ulstein Verft […]

  • 5 October 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The next phase of the onshore cable works for the Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland is set to start at Carnoustie Golf Links in the coming days, according to Angus Council. In August, the Seagreen team begun preparatory works for the onshore cabling project with early compound set up works at Carnoustie. The following […]

  • 7 September 2020
    Grid Connection

    The NordLink interconnector has transmitted the first power between Norway and Germany. According to Nexans, the system is under testing and electricity with a capacity of 70 MW was transferred between the two countries last week. NordLink is the world’s first interconnection that will enable two countries to exchange and store energy generated from renewable sources. […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    The offshore wind portfolio of the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK) has quadrupled since the end of last year, the agency reported on 21 July. GIEK’s offshore wind portfolio since the end of 2019 until now amounts to NOK 4.2 billion (approximately EUR 399 million), while the state-owned agency is actively seeking new business […]

  • 15 June 2020

    Cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has arrived at Ulstein Verft in Norway, where outfitting work will be carried out. Nexans Aurora began its trip to Norway from the CRIST shipyard in Poland a few days ago. The hull will now be towed into the dock hall at Ulstein Verft before activities such as outfitting, […]

  • 11 June 2020

    Cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has left the CRIST shipyard in Poland and is on her way to Norway to undergo further work. Nexans’ newbuilding is now under tow and headed to Ulstein Verft. The vessel’s hull was built at the CRIST shipyard. Ulstein is in charge of the engineering, outfitting and system integration, […]

  • 10 June 2020

    Norwegian company Red Rock has delivered a crane package to Ulstein for the cable-laying vessel Nexans Aurora. Red Rock was contracted by Ulstein in 2018 to provide a deck machinery package for Nexans’ vessel, consisting of knuckle boom cranes, fixed boom cranes and work baskets. The 150-metre DP3 cable-laying vessel. designed by Norwegian company Skipsteknisk, […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Nexans Norway has been awarded a contract for the supply and installation of export cables for the Seagreen 1 offshore wind farm, after being chosen as a preferred supplier in 2019. The Norwegian company will design, manufacture and install three 65-kilometre offshore export cables and three 20-kilometre onshore export cables for the 1,075 MW offshore […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    All 94 inter-array cables at the Borssele I & II offshore wind farm in the Netherlands are now installed. The installation started in February this year, ahead of schedule, Ørsted and Van Oord said, adding that the cable burial campaign will be completed in August. Van Oord carried out cable installation with its cable-laying vessel […]

  • 28 April 2020

    All the grand blocks for Nexans’ cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora have been assembled at the CRIST hull yard in Poland. According to Nexans, work tasks such as some steelwork, outfitting and paintwork now need to be carried out before the hull can be towed to Ulstein Verft in Norway for finalizing. Nexans Aurora is […]