On January 25th, at Shipyard Ferus Smit GmbH at Leer, the launch of m.v. Reestborg took place. Built in the Netherlands and assembled in Leer, Germany, 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 introduced to her element at Shipyard Ferus Smit. The Reestborg is the first vessel in a series of three, completed with a so called eco bow. In addition to this, these three 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. Delivery of the Reestborg is planned for mid-March.
Well over 5000 ton steel slid down the slipway when m.v. Reestborg was launched.
© picture Henk Zuur