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On 4 July 2014 m.v. Roerborg was launched successfully at Shipyard Ferus Smit GmbH at Leer.
This ice-classed multipurpose vessel with a cargo capacity of 23.000 tons, measuring nearly 170 meters in length and 20,40 meters in width, is the largest vessel Wagenborg ever owned. This is also the largest vessel ever built at Shipyard Ferus Smit.
The sections of the ship were built at Royal Niestern Sander Delfzijl; a uniqe combination in which two Groningen’ shipyards jointly take the construction of this multipurpose carrier on their behalf.
The R-series is equipped with a so-called eco bow. In addition to this, these vessels have a relatively low engine capacity so they can be labelled “green”. The R-series is unique in combining cargo capacity, hold dimensions and fuel consumption. Delivery of m.v. Roerborg is planned September 2014.
The first Roerborg was the first completely electrically welded ship that was launched at the former shipyard N.V. Scheepswerf Appingedam v/h A. Apol C.V. in Appingedam.