On December 3rd, at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Shanghai, the launching of m.v. Adriaticborg took place. Christening and namegiving were done by mrs. Marion Weigel, spouse of mr. Michael Uecker-Weigel, CEO SAM China.
This vessel (yard number 1617A) is the fifteenth vessel in a larger series of 17.500 tons, 1A ice classed, multi purpose vessels, the Chinese yard is building for Royal Wagenborg. The vessels in this series are geared with three 60 ton cranes.
LOA: 143.00 metres
Width: 21.50 metres
Main engine: 7500 kW Wärtsilä 6L46F
After the launch of m.v. Adriaticborg, the keel for yard number 1576A was layed. This vessel will be launched as Andesborg forthcoming Spring.
The expected delivery of m.v. Adriaticborg is said to be beginning of March 2011.
©pictures: Martijn Lukassen