The ARMANBORG was re-launched on saterday 15 August 2009, after being converted at the Koninklijke Niestern Sander shipyards.
The vessel, originally build at Wartsila Marine in Helsinki (Finland), has been significantly refurbished. Amongst other improvements 15 metres has been added to its length. The vessel has also been newly outfitted with two main diesel generators of 1257 kW each, a bridge deck including a new steering console, a capped bow, a towing winch of 40 ton line pull and 75 ton brake holding power and a deck crane of 44 ton/m with 18.5 metres outreach.
The vessel is planned to be delivered to Wagenborg Kazakhstan in Delfzijl mid September as a Tug / Pusher with unrestricted navigation, Ice Class 1A, special service Icebreaker.
Once delivered she will be mobilized to the Caspian Sea via the so called 'Northern Route', via St. Petersburg and the Russian Inland waters (Volgo-Balt). Upon delivery in Bautino (Kazakhstan) she will start performing services for the Kashagan development program.