Vestdavit has been contracted to equip Nexans’s cable-layer Nexans Aurora with a multi-boat handling system for its mission bays.
The MissonEase system works on a system of hydraulic cradles that move boats from their stowage positions to maintenance, preparation or launch areas.
The system order includes Telescopic TDB-5000 davits installed either side of the mission-bay, deck-mounted transfer rails and a cradle mechanism. It will handle several workboats and tug boats for launch and recovery on either side of the ship. A single operator can use a remote control to launch and recover the mission boat, along with all on-deck handling.
In addition to the MissionEase system, Vestdavit will deliver two H-9000 davits, which can handle twin Fassmer SLT 8.5 life/tender boats.
Nexans Aurora was designed by Ålesund-based Skipsteknisk and will be constructed by nearby Ulstein Verft. It will measure 149.9 m in length by 31 m in width and have capacity to accommodate 90 people. Its duties will include power cable laying and cable-system protection and trenching.
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