Ulstein Verft has received an order for the construction of a cable laying vessel from Nexans Subsea Operations.
The vessel will be outfitted for power cable laying, including bundle laying, cable jointing and repair and cable system protection and trenching.
It was designed by Skipsteknisk of Ålesund.
The vessel was developed for operations in rough weather and will have high manoeuvrability and station keeping capabilities. Ulstein Verft will construct the vessel and prepare for the topside equipment.
The cable laying vessel will have a turntable with a large cable capacity of 10,000 tonnes, and a fibre optic basket holding 450 tonnes.
The vessel will be 31 metres wide and 149.9 metres long with a deadweight of 17,000 tonnes and can accommodate 90 people.
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