The keel laying ceremony of the DP3 cable laying vessel CLV Nexans Aurora was held on 24 April 2019, with grand blocks.
The vessel is destined for the installation of subsea cables by Nexans, a global actor in cabling systems and services.
The hull is being built at Crist, Poland, while the engineering, outfitting and system integration, equipment preparations, testing, sea trials and finalizing will be carried out at Ulstein Verft, Norway. The ST-297 CLV (Cable Laying Vessel) is designed by Skipsteknisk.
CLV Nexans Aurora measures 149.9 m in length, 31 m in the beam and has a dead weight of 17,000 t. She can accommodate up to 90 people and planned to delivered in 2021.
“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, Sr. Exec. VP Subsea and Land Systems Business Group in Nexans.