Deltamarin Group has announced its first project to deliver a comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) package for Stena’s ro-pax ferry newbuilds to be built at AVIC Weihai Shipyard. Stena RoRo, a subsidiary of the Swedish ship owner Stena AB, and AVIC International Ship Development (China) Co. Ltd. have signed a contract, subject to Board approval, for 4 vessels including option for another 4. These will be one of the first ro-pax ferries to be built in China for a western owner.
Deltamarin will work in the project not only as a designer but also as a provider of comprehensive project management services to support AVIC SHIP and AVIC Weihai Shipyard in the vessel construction. Deltamarin’s engineering package includes approval design, support in procurement handling and detail design. Deltamarin Floating Construction will carry out the construction management in close co-operation with AVIC, and supplement the construction team with long passenger ship building experience. The project management services also include master planning, procurement of the project materials and material management, project information management and site supervision.
Deltamarin developed the concept of the vessel at an earlier stage in close collaboration with the owner Stena. It is designed for Stena Line’s North European routes and complies with the latest rules and regulations for safety and environment. In the design special attention has been paid to the vessels’ fuel efficiency as well as maximising the cargo space.
The vessels will have a capacity of more than 3,000 lane meters in a drive-through configuration. They will also accommodate about 1,000 passengers and offer a full range of passenger services. The main engines will be “gas ready”, prepared to be fuelled by either methanol or LNG.
“We are proud to be involved in this high-performance next-generation ro-pax ferry construction in China. This will be the first time we combine the wide passenger vessel experience of Deltamarin Group with the best cost construction to satisfy the desires of a premium internationally-operating shipowner”, says Deltamarin Managing Director Mr Mika Laurilehto.