On January 13th, at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Shanghai, the launching of m.v. Avonborg took place. This vessel (yard number 1580A) is the twentieth 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
The expected delivery of m.v. Avonborg is said to be end of May 2012.
©pictures: Pieter de Roos en Philippe van Wensveen