October 22 - The hull of the Nordic Heavy Lift line heavy lift/construction ship Borealis has been launched and is now afloat alongside at Nantong Yahua Shipyard in Nantong, China.

NHL's main contractor, Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd, Singapore sublet the construction contract for the hull, including a major part of the pipe work, to the Nantong based yard.

Upon arrival of the hull in Singapore, scheduled for mid-November, outfitting by Sembawang Shipyard will be undertaken, 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.