The Netherlands: Wagenborg Takes Delivery of Its Largest Vessel
On Thursday, March 14th, Shipyard Ferus Smit GmbH., Leer delivered m.v. Reestborg to Royal Wagenborg. This multi-purpose vessel of 23,000 tons, measuring in length nearly 170 meters and in width 20.40 meters, is the largest vessel Wagenborg has ever owned.
This is also the largest ship ever to be built at Shipyard Ferus Smit. The Reestborg is the first vessel in a series of three, completed with a so called eco bow. In addition, these vessels have a relatively low engine capacity so they can be labeled “green”.
The R-series is unique in combining cargo capacity, hold dimensions and fuel consumption. Shortly after delivery, m.v. Reestborg left Delfzijl for Hargshamn to load iron ore pellets for Hamburg.
Press Release, March 18, 2013