Wagenborg’s third EasyMax reaches home port of Delfzijl
Following its launching in October, Wagenborg’s third EasyMax – yard number 852 – has been moved from the shipyard to its home port Delfzijl.
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 the main engine, gearbox, propeller, and thruster means that EasyMax has an energy-efficient propulsion system, leading to extremely low fuel consumption. The hull shape has also been optimised for 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, according to Wagenborg. 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 multipurpose vessel excels in its class with its very high capacity for heavy or light cargo, timber and paper.
The EasyMax 3 was launched nameless in October 2023 and now awaits its sea trials. The photos of the vessel being moved from the shipyard do show the name of Amalia painted on.
The vessel is expected to be delivered to Wagenborg and her affiliated partners by the end of January 2024, after which she will depart for her maiden voyage.