Nexans' New Cable-Laying Vessel to Bring More Clean Energy to the World

  • Nexans' New Cable-Laying Vessel to Bring More Clean Energy to the WorldCommitted to facilitating the transition to clean energy and the development of energy networks between countries, Nexans is building a new vessel for submarine high voltage (HV) cable installation.

  • The state of the art ship will ensure safe and efficient transport and installation of cable systems worldwide.

  • The construction of the vessel is part of Nexans’ recently announced initiative to reinforce its manufacturing and installation capacities to meet the growing demand for HV cabling systems, with a particular focus on interconnectors and offshore wind projects worldwide.

Paris La Défense, August 28, 2017As global energy demand continues to grow, the need for clean energy is becoming ever more urgent. In the face of growing concerns around climate change, energy transition is now a top priority on the international agenda. Today, not only are nations developing their own renewable energy strategies, but they are also cooperating with other countries with the aim of optimizing their use of resources by building common infrastructure, both on land and offshore. To drive this fundamental shift in the global energy production and distribution with the ever-increasing importance of clean energy, Nexans is proud to announce that it has started the construction of a new cable-laying vessel for submarine HV cable systems installation.

Nexans' New Cable-Laying Vessel to Bring More Clean Energy to the World

“The construction of this new cable-laying vessel is a fundamental milestone in our commitment to cleaner energy,“ said Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge, Nexans CEO. “For many decades, Nexans has been acting for energy transition and sustainable development. In this next exciting chapter of our capacity to meet customer expectations, the cutting-edge technology of the new ship will enable Nexans to support countries in their development of the unlimited potential of renewable power generation”.

State of the art vessel for submarine cable installation

Built by ULJANIK Group, a Croatia-based shipyard with over 160 years of expertise in construction of all types of vessels, the high capacity Nexans vessel is designed for worldwide installation of large volumes of HVDC and HVAC cable systems, even in the most severe weather conditions. The vessel covers the complete Nexans submarine product range, and has a 10 000-tonne capacity turntable.

The new ship, designed by consulting agency Skipsteknisk AS, encompasses almost 100 years of Nexans’ experience in submarine cable installation and brings it to the next level with high degree of redundancy in power and propulsion, including the highest standard of Dynamic Positioning (IMO class 3) capabilities. The laying equipment allows the vessel to perform complex installation operations of flexible products in shallow to deep water. One of the vessel’s numerous exceptional qualities is the ability to provide various operational modes, including large bundling capacity, targeting the latest and future developments in HVDC cable technology.

“Together with our legendary vessel CLV Nexans Skagerrak, the new ship will reinforce Nexans’ position as a leading player in the growing submarine HV cabling market”, commented Dirk Steinbrink, Senior Executive Vice President High Voltage and Underwater Cable Business Group at Nexans. “With the advanced technology, impressive capacity and the many cable-laying capabilities, this vessel will be one of Nexans’ key strategic assets”.

Aligned with Nexans’ CSR policies and its commitment to sustainable development, the vessel is specifically designed to have a reduced environmental impact. The ship also benefits from the latest requirements for crew safety and vessel security in compliance with the strictest international safety standards.

The cable-laying vessel is expected to be delivered and start operations by Q3 2020.

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A propos de Nexans

Leader mondial des solutions de câblage et de connectivité avancées, Nexans donne de l’énergie à la vie par une large gamme de produits de haute qualité et des services novateurs. Depuis plus d’un siècle, Nexans se démarque par sa capacité d’innovation qui lui permet de tracer aux côtés de ses clients un avenir plus sûr, plus intelligent et plus fructueux. Aujourd’hui acteur de la transition énergétique et de la croissance exponentielle du volume des données, le groupe Nexans accompagne ses clients dans quatre principaux domaines d’activités : Bâtiment et Territoires (notamment les équipements, les réseaux intelligents, l’e-mobilité), Haute Tension & Grands Projets (notamment les fermes éoliennes offshore, les interconnexions sous-marines, la haute tension terrestre), Télécommunications & Données (notamment la transmission de données, les réseaux de télécommunications, les centres de données géants (hyperscale), les solutions de câblage LAN) et Industrie & Solutions (notamment les énergies renouvelables, les transports, le secteur pétrolier et gazier, l’automatisation). La Responsabilité Sociale d’Entreprise est au cœur des principes appliqués par Nexans dans ses activités et ses pratiques internes. En 2013, Nexans est devenu le premier acteur de l'industrie du câble à créer une Fondation d'entreprise destinée à soutenir des actions en faveur de l'accès à l'énergie pour les populations défavorisées à travers le monde. L’engagement du Groupe en faveur du développement de câbles éthiques, durables et de haute qualité sous-tend sa participation active à diverses associations majeures du secteur telles que Europacable, la National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), la Fédération Internationale des Fabricants de Câbles (ICF), ou le Conseil international des grands réseaux électriques (CIGRÉ) pour n’en mentionner que quelques-unes. Fort d’une présence industrielle dans 34 pays et d’activités commerciales dans le monde entier, Nexans emploie près de 26 000 personnes. En 2017, le Groupe a réalisé un chiffre d’affaires de 6,4 milliards d’euros. Nexans est coté sur le marché Euronext Paris, compartiment A. Pour plus d’informations : www.nexans.com

About ULJANIK

ULJANIK Group has two new building shipyards located in Pula and Rijeka. The Group has experience in designing and building various types of vessels such as: Offshore vessels, Jack up platforms, Self-Propelled Cutter Suction Dredger, Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger, Livestock carriers, Multi-Purpose vessel, Fishing vessels, Ro-Pax vessels, Ro-Ro vessels, Car-carriers, Passenger ships, Cruise, Ferries, Rail-ferries, Reefers, Wagon carriers, Container vessels, Self-unloading Bulk carriers, Bulk carriers, Vessels for carrying liquid cargoes (Chemical carriers, Product carriers, Asphalt tankers, Tankers, LPG barges, Oil/asphalt tank barges). Orientation towards production and client requirement for tailor made ships has secured ULJANIK Group a high reputation among the shipping companies and in the world maritime circle.
For more information, please consult: www.uljanik.hr