The EasyMax 3 was successfully launched at shipyard Royal Niestern Shipyard on 19 October. The new build is the successor of the award-winning Egbert Wagenborg and its sister Máxima.

The EasyMax vessel type is the latest series in Wagenborg‘s fleet according to the company’s energy efficiency targets. The company was awarded the KVNR Maritime Shipping Award in 2017 for this ship design, partly due to its superior fuel efficiency.

In the upcoming weeks the EasyMax 3 will be commissioned followed by sea trials by the end of this year. The vessel is expected to be delivered to Wagenborg by the end of 2023.

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Greenest multi-purpose vessel

With a cargo capacity of more than 14,000 tonnes and a hold capacity of 625,000 cbft, Wagenborg was able to build a relatively large vessel without a major increase in overall dimensions. With an installed power of less than 3000 kW, this ship has extremely low fuel consumption and due to its design, it has an excellent sea keeping performance.

Wagenborg’s focus on energy efficiency resulted in over sixty per cent savings in CO2 emissions compared to the vessel’s peer group. Wagenborg: ‘We are proud the EasyMax is by far the greenest multi-purpose vessel in its class, resulting in an undisputed Carbon Intensity Index (CII) A-rating.’

Picture: Launch EasyMax 3 at Royal Niestern Sander (picture by Wagenborg).

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