On November 9th, at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Shanghai, the launching of m.v. Atlanticborg took place. Christening and namegiving were done by mrs. Lei Hong, managing director Heinen & Hopman Marine Equipment (Shanghai). This vessel (yard number 1679A) is the nineteenth 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. Atlanticborg, the keel for yard number 1580A was layed. This vessel will be launched as Avonborg forthcoming February.
The expected delivery of m.v. Atlanticborg is said to be end of February 2012.