Deltamarin has launched a new RoPax vessel, the ‘DeltaChallenger’ at the Nor-Shipping exhibition in Oslo, Norway.
To reduce fuel consumption, the vessel has six rotor sails supplied by Norsepower, which provide approximately 10% of the total propulsion power (1.3 MW). The vessel also features dual-fuel electric machinery, four power plants (2 x 6 MW and 2 x 3 MW), and a new compact Azipod D pod propulsion system from ABB.
The vessel will feature GTT Mark III membrane LNG tanks, with a total capacity of 1200 m3. The layout of the tank enables efficient loading and unloading configurations, without decreasing passenger and cargo capacity.
Commenting on the new vessel, Päivi Haikkola, Manager – R&D, said: “Challenging the existing methods and utilising the latest technologies have always been part of Deltamarin’s philosophy. With the new DeltaChallenger we aim to show what the future’s combined passenger and cargo ship could be. By combining the top-level existing technology, you can create something unique but functional."
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/lng-shipping/05062015/ropax-vessel-from-deltamarin-906/