Deltamarin’s energy-efficient cargo ship family reached yet another milestone as Icelandic Eimskip Ltd and Greenland-based Royal Arctic Line A/S ordered the first three container vessels based on Deltamarin’s design. The ships will be built at the Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China, with which Deltamarin (China) Co., Ltd has signed a design contract.
Deltamarin earlier developed the vessel concept for the two ship owners to fit their trading routes. The vessels are designed to achieve the best possible key performance indicators, such as container carriage variety, homogenous loading capacity, optimal manoeuvrability and harsh weather seakeeping performance. The highly fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly 2,150 TEU container vessels are capable of sailing even in Arctic waters. They will have an ice class and comply with the newly adopted IMO Polar Code.
With their overall length of 180 m and breadth of 31 m, these container vessels will be larger than the current vessels in the trade. The vessels are designed to have a low impact on the environment. They will comply with IMO NOx TIER III requirements and, due to the built-in scrubber system, sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions are also minimised. These vessels will consume less fuel per container unit, hence the operating costs will be lower than in existing vessels.
“We are very proud of this new contract, which further confirms our expertise in cargo ships. The design is based on Deltamarin’s extensive development work for a new generation of energy-efficient and operationally optimised 1,000-3,000 TEU container vessels intended for feeder service,” says Markku Miinala, Director, Sales and Marketing at Deltamarin.
The work will be carried out at Deltamarin’s Shanghai office in China over an estimated period of eight months.