As sustainability is of strategic and vital importance to Wagenborg, we clearly target our ambitions and intensively track progress against these targets. This report covers our social, safety and environmental performance and progress in 2020.
In the last two weeks, the m.v. Warnowborg was docked. During this docking period various ‘green updates’ were made to this geared 8.600 DWCC multipurpose vessel. Thanks to a great effort of the Wagenborg crew, technical shore support and the shipyard, the Warnowborg is ready for the upcoming years of services.
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.
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.
In 2020 Wagenborg and affiliated captain owners installed 33 ballast water management systems in their fleet of MPP vessels. With this significant number of installations and accompanying investment, Wagenborg demonstrates her high commitment to reduce her environmental footprint and achieve a better climate and environment.
“Making our business more sustainable every day for present and future generations”. With this statement, Wagenborg is fully committed to sustainability. Wagenborg strives to be a sustainable, healthy, yielding company in the long term that minimizes its footprint through innovation and efficient processes. This ambition has been formalized in a sustainability policy.