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Deltamarin wins engineering and construction support contracts

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Deltamarin Ltd has announced that it has been awarded contracts by Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd (XSI) to provide engineering and construction support services for the Viking Line LNG-fuelled ro-pax vessel newbuilding.

Deltamarin claims that the contracts cover basic and detail design, in addition to comprehensive project management support and supervision services to the shipyard during the construction of the vessel. Deltamarin has developed the new vessel concept together with Viking Line, and provided assistance in the tender and contract phases for the owner.

Nina Savijoki, Deltamarin’s Sales Manager, said: “We are very happy about the constructive cooperation with Viking Line. From a naval architectural point of view, they presented us with every concept developer’s dream challenge: to come up with a concept that is even more energy efficient in relation to cargo capacity than their MS Viking Grace, one of the most energy-efficient and sophisticated ferries on the market.”

Kari Granberg, NB Manager at Viking Line, added: “We have received good support from Deltamarin during the concept development and the worldwide yard selection phase, and look forward to continuing the work together with them and Xiamen Shipyard during the vessel construction.”

Deltamarin claims that, during the concept development, special focus was placed on hull form development, weight control, energy efficiency (including waste heat recovery), and improvement of the general arrangement. The company was successful in making the new concept 10% more energy efficient than the Viking Grace.

Now that the Viking Line ship contract with XSI has been confirmed, Deltamarin will continue with the basic and detail design of all disciplines for the yard. The company will also support the yard during project management, as well as passenger vessel building process requirements and provide supervision services during the production of the newbuilding project.

Deltamarin’s contracts with XSI are valued at over €11 million. The engineering and pre-construction project management support will be carried out largely at the company’s Finland offices over an estimated 12-month period. The supervision and other construction support services will be executed until scheduled vessel delivery in 2020.

The ro-pax vessel will be capable of carrying 2800 passengers, and will operate on the Finland – Sweden route, connecting Turku, Åland Islands and Stockholm, as part of the European Union’s Motorways of the Seas project. It will operate on LNG and feature two 24 m high motor sails.

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