After a few weeks of regular maintenance for her first class renewal the Dutch flagged MV Egbert Wagenborg has been taken into service again.
During this docking period in Klaipeda, the 13.800 DWCC Easymax Vessel received various 'green' updates. This makes this vessel even greener and more environmentally friendly.
Wagenborg strives to minimize the negative impact on the environment related to the operations and Wagenborg comply with regulatory demands to limit air emissions and do not harm ocean health. This is part of Wagenborg's sustainability strategy.
That is why a shore power connection was installed on the Egbert Wagenborg. With this, the vessel can be 'plugged in' during port stays. This eliminates the need for auxiliary engines to run and minimizes emissions of harmful gases in urban areas.
In addition a ballast water treatment system was installed. With the installation of this system, the Egbert Wagenborg meets the international rules and regulations as described in the International Maritime Organization’s Ballast Water Management Convention to improve ocean health. Sounds simple, but it is quite a job to fit and position the system and pipes in the engine room.
Lifetime extension of the fleet
It is the biggest dilemma in shipping: how does Wagenborg ensure that, in this era with a great focus on sustainability, ships actually achieve the intended lifespan of 25-30 years? Given the relatively young age of the Wagenborg fleet (~14 years) and therefore a relatively long remaining lifespan, sustainable innovations and adjustments are essential. The superintendents within Wagenborg monitor the quality of a ship during dockings, such as recently with the m.s. Egbert Wagenborg.