10th February 2021
MAATS Tech are pleased to share the news that Nexans have reported the first steel has been cut on the Nexans Aurora project. MAATS are supplying a full cable lay spread on the vessel including a 10,000Te Concentric Carousel able to process 2 cables simultaniously, a capstan holdback, two deck tensioners, laywheels and integrated control system. The vessel, currently under hull construction at Crist Shipyard, Poland and continuing with engineering, outfitting and system intergration, equipment preperations, testing, sea trials and finalising at Ulstein yard in Norway, has 2 firing lines and is primarily intended for lay of export cables and interconnectors for Nexans customers. Vincent Dessale, Senior Executive VP Subsea and Land Systems Business Group at Nexans racognised: “Aurora will play a key role in the installation of our cutting-edge submarine cables to help bring more energy to the world, connect offshore wind farms to the grid, support electrification of offshore petroleum installations and create interconnectors between countries.”
The full article can be viewed on the Nexans website here.