June 28th, 2013: MS Atlantic Dawn is the first of four newly built multipurpose heavy lift vessels. Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology in the Netherlands has received the order to supply and install the electrical installations on board of these four vessels. The Groningen yard Shipkits, part of the Centraal Steel group, is building the vessels for the Daniel Hartman shipping company in Urk.
The four vessels will have a deadweight of 4,200 tons and each be equipped with two 150-ton cranes. The vessels have a length of 111.60 metres and a beam of 16.8 metres, combined with a top speed of approximately 17 knots, which is relatively fast for this category. The hulls are currently under construction at Shipkits’s Polish yard, with the first due to arrive in the port of Urk in the middle of April for outfitting.