Nexans orders new cable-laying vessel

Nexans has ordered a new vessel for submarine high voltage (HV) cable installation.

Built by Uljanik Shipyard, the high capacity vessel is designed for worldwide installation of large volumes of HVDC and HVAC cable systems, even in the most severe weather conditions.

The vessel covers the complete Nexans submarine product range, and has a 10,000-tonne capacity turntable.

The new ship, designed by Skipsteknisk, has a high degree of redundancy in power and propulsion, including the highest standard of dynamic positioning (IMO class 3) capabilities.

The laying equipment allows the vessel to perform complex installation operations of flexible products in shallow to deep water. One of the vessel’s numerous exceptional qualities is the ability to provide various operational modes, including large bundling capacity, targeting the latest and future developments in HVDC cable technology.

The cable-laying vessel is expected to be delivered and start operations by Q3 2020.

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