The liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled MV Visborg marks a new era for the Scandinavian-Asian collaboration between designers OSK, owners Rederiaktiebolaget Gotland, and builders Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI), they said.
The vessel was named at GSI on 8 December and delivered to her owners on 14 December.
She is the first vessel in a series of two intended to ply the waters between Gotland’s largest city Visby and the ports of Nynaeshamn and Oscarshamn in mainland Sweden.
“This vessel represents more than four years of very hard work and also the strategic development of OSK. We have been involved in many details of this vessel ensuring an energy optimised vessel with high-standard interiors and at the same time assisting GSI setting new standards in Chinese shipbuilding,” said Anders Ørgård, CCO of OSK Group.
“Parallel to the building of Gotland’s VISBORG and THJELVAR we have established a joint venture together with GSI. The JV SinoDane (Guangzhou SinoDane Ship Design Co. Ltd.) was created to ensure high-quality RoPax tonnage based on Danish design and international standards.”
New energy and emission standards are also applied to MV Visborg. The 200-meter long vessel has a deadweight capacity of approx. 4,800 tonnes, room for about 1650 passengers and 1750 trailer lane meters.
Sister vessel MV Thjelvar is expected to make her first trials in the beginning of 2019 and expected delivery during the summer of 2019.
Photo credit: OSK-ShipTech A/S
Published: 18 December, 2018
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