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Large Cable Layer Contract for Ulstein

Nexans Subsea Operations has contracted Ulstein Verft for the construction of a large, DP3 cable laying vessel.

The vessel will be outfitted for power cable laying, including bundle laying, cable jointing and repair and cable system protection and trenching. The ST-297 CLV has been designed by Skipsteknisk, Ålesund. The vessel is developed for operations in rough weather and has high manoeuvrability and station keeping capabilities. Ulstein Verft will construct the vessel and prepare for the topside equipment.

The advanced cable laying vessel has a turntable with a large cable capacity of 10,000 t, and the fibre optic basket holds 450 t. The vessel is 31 m wide, 149.9 m long, with a deadweight of 17,000 t, and it can accommodate 90 people.

Nexans’ core activity consists of advanced cabling and connectivity solutions and has over 26,000 employees. Norway-headquartered Ulstein Group is specialised in ship design, shipbuilding, systems and services for the maritime market. The ship design company Skipsteknisk designs specialised vessels with emphasis on offshore, research and fisheries.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.

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