Nexans high-end cable laying vessel (CLV) Aurora is developed for operations in rough weather and has high maneuverability and station keeping capabilities.

Ulstein Verft will construct the vessel and prepare for the topside equipment, the vessel is designed by Skipsteknisk in Ålesund. The CLV is 31 m wide, 149.9 m long, with a deadweight of 17,000 tonnes, and can accommodate 90 people.

For this advanced cable laying vessel, which has a turntable with a large cable capacity of 10,000 tonnes, Palfinger Marine has been chosen to deliver a major deck equipment package consisting of Abandon and Recovery (A&R) winches, A-Frame, knuckle boom cranes and overhead travelling gantry cranes.

Palfinger Marine’s scope of delivery to Ulstein Verft AS includes:

  • One (1) off 150 t A-Frame
  • Two (2) off Active Heave Compensated Abandon and Recovery (A&R) Winches
  • Two (2) off Auxiliary Abandon and Recovery (A&R) Winches
  • Two (2) off Overhead Travelling Gantry Cranes
  • Two (2) off Offshore Knuckle Boom Cranes
  • One (1) off Offshore Telescopic Boom Crane

“We have been working on this project for almost two years and most of the equipment has been tailor designed to fit the vessel design. Being awarded with this order confirms our good reputation in the high-end vessel market. We are very proud for being chosen once again by Ulstein Verft for delivering our high-quality equipment and we are looking forward working closely with the yard and owner (Nexans) on this project,” says Sverre Mowinckel-Nilsen, Sales Director Winches and Handling Equipment.

The equipment will be delivered to Ulstein Verft until end of 2020.

Nexans Aurora Ulstein Verft

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