Cammell Laird awarded conversion contract by NexansYard News // January 11, 2010
Birkenhead based shipyard Cammell Laird Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders Ltd has been awarded a major contract to lengthen a cable laying ship for Nexans AS of Norway, a subsidiary of the international French based cable giant Nexans Group.
Cammell Laird Managing Director Linton Roberts said the yard is looking forward to welcoming the Nexans Skagerrak to the yard in late January for the conversion.
“The conversion includes lengthening the ship from 106.00m to 118.5m by inserting a new hull section, the installation of an additional accommodation module and supporting systems, and the installation of a new working deck complete with cable handling equipment,” he said. “These modifications will allow the vessel to perform more extended cable laying operations."
"In addition to the major hull modifications, the owner is also taking advantage of the period to upgrade the existing accommodation, install new hotel systems and install new deck cranes to both extend the service life of the vessel and increase her autonomy whilst at sea. This challenging scope of work requires the full range of our trade skills and considerable engineering experience. We have already successfully completed significant pre-fabrication and engineering work in advance of the vessels arrival at Birkenhead and are eagerly looking forward to the dry-dock phase of the project.”