'Windpark Fryslân' has started building the wind turbines in the IJsselmeer. From March to June 2021, the 89 wind turbines will be shipped, installed and tested. This is the final phase of the construction project and an important milestone for the wind farm. During this phase, Wagenborg will take care of the transport of the blades and tower sections with various tugs and pontoons.
Currently, the BLRT Repair Yard in Tallinn is having four of our MPP vessels for regular maintenance: Adriaticborg, Exeborg, Wislaborg and Fraserborg. In addition, in three of these vessels, a ballast water treatment system will be installed.
Recently, a so-called Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system was installed in the oldest Wagenborg tugboat 'Waterpoort' - built in 1962 and equipped with an old Stork Werkspoor engine. With this catalytic converter behind the engine, exhaust gases are treated, so that nitrogen (NOx) is captured.
The m.v. Máxima - the latest sustainable MPP vessel in the Wagenborg fleet - successfully completed her maiden voyage. After loading SBP certified wood chips for HOFOR A/S in Antwerp, the EasyMax multi purpose vessel set direction to the biomass CHP plant 'Amagerværket' in Copenhagen.
After a tender process, Wagenborg Shipping and SCA have signed a contract for shipping services, regarding sea traffic volumes of wood, pulp and paper from the Baltic to the US east coast and multiple destinations in the Mediterranean.
Earlier this week, Wagenborg has shipped a deck cargo of silos to the Finnish Gulf. The project cargo was loaded on the mv IJzerborg in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. The mv IJzerborg is one of the geared 12.000 DWT vessels in the Wagenborg fleet.
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.
Nobody could have predicted how turbulent the past months would be. So many otherwise stable factors have become disrupted, leading to uncertainty which can easily become paralysing. But that is our worst-case scenario. We need to move on, building on our assets and on our abilities. In close cooperation with customers, suppliers and our Wagenborg family we once again will overcome this tough period. As we move into 2021 and hope for better times, here is a look back on some stories that moved our company last year.