On March 2nd, at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Shanghai, the launching of m.v. Andesborg took place. Christening and namegiving were done by mrs. Leslie van Staalduinen, spouse of mr. Henk van Staalduinen, Area Manager Shanghai Lloyds Register.
The m.v. Andesborg (yard number 1676A) is the sixteenth 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. Andesborg, the keel for yard number 1577 was layed. This vessel will be launched as Amurborg forthcoming Summer.
The expected delivery of m.v. Andesborg is said to be beginning of June 2011.
©pictures: Martijn Lukassen
translation Josien Winter