[Vidéo] Nexans sets out to conquer offshore wind power with its new cable vessel

Nexans is heading for the electrification market. On Tuesday June 8, the French industrialist named his new flagship in Norway: the CLV Nexans Aurora. Capable of operating both in the high seas and in shallow water, the boat will lay cables for offshore wind farms and for electrical interconnections.

A capacity of 10,000 tonnes of cables

(Nexans presents its ship as one of the most technologically advanced cable ships in the world. Credit: Per Eide Studio / Ulstein / Nexans)

After 36 months of construction, the building left the shipyards of the Norwegian builder Ulstein Verft. It will join its home port in Halden (Norway), where Nexans has a competence center for high voltage submarine cables.

“With a length of 149.9 meters and a width of 31 meters, the vessel has a cable carrying capacity of 10,000 tonnes and advanced instruments for transport, laying and protection. cables ”, describes Nexans. Other partners took part in the project: the Norwegian Skipsteknisk for the design and the British Maats Tech for the cable laying equipment.

Nexans wants to “unleash the potential” of renewable energy at sea

“The Nexans Aurora CLV will help unlock the tremendous potential of offshore renewable energy for our customers around the world,” said Ragnhild Katteland, executive vice president of subsea and land systems at Nexans.

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