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ABB orders advanced cable-laying vessel

Supplier ABB has placed an order at Norwegian shipyard Kleven for an advanced subsea cable-laying vessel - which will, among other things, replace on board divers with drones.

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Industrial supplier of electronics and automation services, ABB, has placed an order for a new subsea cable-laying vessel, according to a press release.

The ship, which is 140 meters in length and 30 meters wide, is scheduled for delivery in 2017 and will be built at the Kleven shipyard in Norway. The vessel will be used for subsea operations, a field in which ABB is noting an increasing order influx, most recently from the major Johan Sverdrup field partnership in Norway.

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