Deltamarin Ltd has signed a contract to design two LNG handysize bulk carriers. The B.Delta26LNG vessels will be constructed for the Finnish shipowner ESL Shipping Ltd by the Chinese Qingshan Shipyard of Sinotrans & CSC SBICO.
The contract covers basic and detail design, procurement handling and site assistance for the two vessels. Deltamarin previously performed the full concept and contract design of the ship for ESL Shipping.
Upon delivery, the ships will be the world’s first LNG dual-fuelled handysize bulk carriers, which can be bunkered with gas fuel in various LNG terminals around the Baltic region. The ships’ emissions will be below all current environmental requirements and CO2 emissions per cargo tonne transported will be reduced by over 50% in comparison to the present generation of vessels.
The LNG-fuelled B.Delta26LNG bulk carrier is equipped with both dual-fuel main and auxiliary machinery. The ship has a type C LNG tank with a capacity of approximately 400 m3.
The vessels are planned to enter the market at the beginning of 2018.
ESL Shipping Managing Director, Mikki Koskinen,said: “Deltamarin and ESL Shipping experts have worked together for two years to develop a ship concept, which takes a significant step by bringing commodity transportation into a new era of greener shipping. The trendsetting design is proof of the Finnish blue cleantech know-how and cooperation.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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