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    Borealis to be launched in mid-October

    Vessel & ROV News // October 7, 2009

    Nordic Heavy Lift's 5,000 tonne crane vessel Borealis is to be launched in mid October.

    The vessel, designed by Ulstein Sea of Solutions, is under construction at the Nantong Yuhua shipyard in China. The hull is scheduled for launching in mid-October, and will be towed to Singapore for final outfitting at Sembawang shipyard.

    Borealis will be 181m in length with a length of 46ms and with a depth of 16m. Its draft will range between 7m and 11m. The vessel is 'ship-shaped, as opposed to a semi-submersible design, and will have a speed of 13-14 knots in transit. 

    The vessel will be equipped with a 5,000 tonne revolving mast crane designed and developed by Huisman Special Equipment. The vessel can lift a maximum of 5,000 tonnes over the stern and 4,000 tonnes revolving.

    For general support, the vessel will be equipped with two 40-tonne fixed knuckle-boom cranes, one of which will be located on the forward starboard deck area of the vessel and the other on the back portside.

    The vessel has a clear deck of about 5,500 mē. It further has a deckload of 10 tonnes/mē throughout, meaning that it can transport large modules over long distances thus reducing the need for barges or other transportation units.

    On the vessel's starboard side, extra strengthening is provided for future potential installation of pipelaying facility.

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