Stena Line’s ro-pax ferry Stena Estrid has been chosen as the winner of the Shippax Ferry Concept Award for 2020. Deltamarin congratulates Stena on the acknowledgement and is proud to have been involved in the project and also to have Deltamarin design and work honoured in this way. The Shippax Awards were launched as a means of stimulating innovative solutions and honouring the trendsetters in the industry.
The judges of the Shippax Award 2020 presented Stena Estrid as follows; “Stena Estrid represents the first in a series of nine ultra-flexible ro-pax ferries that can uniquely be employed on a wide variety of both short- and long-distance routes inside and outside of the Stena Line network. — A combination of a good balance between vehicle and passenger intake and the adaptability of the passenger decks for overnight or day routes make the design attractive for almost any kind of route. As befits a Stena ferry, the E-Flexer is futureproofed for lengthening, LNG propulsion, and scrubber installation.”
Deltamarin worked on the project not only as a designer but also as a provider of comprehensive project management services to support CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard (former AVIC Weihai Shipyard) in the vessel construction. Deltamarin’s engineering package included approval design, support in procurement handling and detail design. At an earlier stage, Deltamarin developed the concept of the ship in close collaboration with the owner. It is designed for Stena Line’s North European routes and complies with the latest rules and regulations for safety and the environment. In the design, special attention has been paid to the vessels’ fuel efficiency and to maximising the cargo space, and it represents a future-proof design in practice.