Heavy lift/construction vessel Borealis launchedVessel & ROV News // October 22, 2009
The hull of Borealis shortly before launch.
Nordic Heavy Lift has announced that the hull of the heavy lift/construction vessel Borealis was launched on 19 October and is now afloat alongside at Nantong Yahua Shipyard in Nantong, China.
The construction contract for the hull, including a major part of the pipe work, was sublet by NHL's main contractor Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd, Singapore to the Nantong based yard.
The company said it will now focus all its efforts on the next phase of the project. Upon arrival of the hull in Singapore, scheduled for mid-November 2009, Sembawang Shipyard will continue outfitting Borealis, including installation of the power and propulsion systems.
Final outfitting and the installation of the 5,000 tonne Huisman crane will also take place in Singapore.