Salt water under the keel for second EasyMax
15 January 2021

Salt water under the keel for second EasyMax

The second EasyMax - under construction at Royal Niestern Sander as yard number 851 - has salt water under the keel for the first time after being transported from the ship yard to its home port Delfzijl.

Energy efficiency

With the EasyMax, Wagenborg has a relatively large vessel in terms of cargo intake and hold capacity but without any major increase in overall dimensions or tonnage. In addition, the combination of main engine, gearbox, propeller, and thruster means that the “EasyMax” has an energy-efficient propulsion system, leading to extremely low fuel consumption. The hull shape has also been optimised for various different draughts, resulting in an ultra-low Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).

With a load capacity of 14,200 tonnes and a hold volume of more than 625,000 cft, the EasyMax is the biggest ship type ever built in the north of the Netherlands on the landward side of the dikes. With a length of 149.95m, a beam of 15.90m and a draught of 8.60m, the EasyMax has the maximum possible dimensions for the Royal Niestern Sander shipyard. With two large box-shaped holds ice-classed 1A  multi purpose vessels excels in her class with her very high capacity for heavy or light cargo, timber and paper and open-top cargo. This allows for maximum deployment in Wagenborg’s operating area.

Reducing CO2 foot print

Wagenborg adopted a sustainability strategy to reduce her CO2 footprint. Clear goals with target dates in line with the EU and IMO. To reach our goals, Wagenborg considers an innovative and fuel-efficient vessel as the EasyMax a step in the right direction. The combination of an aerodynamic hull shape, small installed power and realtime fuel efficiency monitoring tools results in a CO2 reduction of over 60% compared to her peer group.

The EasyMax 2 was launched nameless in October 2020 and now awaits her sea trials. The vessel is expected to be delivered to Wagenborg and her affiliated partners by the end of January 2021, after which she will depart for her maiden voyage..

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