Major Deck Equipment Package for Cable Laying Vessel


By The Maritime Executive 08-28-2018 05:41:12

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 31m wide, 149.9m 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 traveling gantry cranes.
PALFINGER MARINE’s scope of delivery to Ulstein Verft AS includes:

One 150 t A-Frame
Two Active Heave Compensated Abandon and Recovery (A&R) Winches
Two Auxiliary Abandon and Recovery (A&R) Winches
Two Overhead Travelling Gantry Cranes
Two Offshore Knuckle Boom Cranes
One 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.

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