Deltamarin Ltd has signed a contract with Chinese
Guangzhou Shipyard International Co, Ltd (GSI) for consultancy
and engineering services for the DFDS ro-pax ferries. Deltamarin
earlier carried out contract design of the ship concept for GSI
in cooperation with the owner.
Deltamarin will provide the yard with basic (approval) and detail
design together with Safe Return to Port (SRtP) documentation.
The contract covers all disciplines and all areas. The value of
Deltamarin's contract with GSI is about €5 million ($6.2
million). The work will be carried out at Deltamarin's offices in
Finland and China with the assistance of network companies from
Europe over an estimated period of 13 months.
"This significant order supports Deltamarin's strategy to further
strengthen our position in the passenger vessel segment. We are
very proud of this new contract and extremely happy to start
cooperation with GSI to ensure that DFDS will get the
next-generation vessels to support their growth strategy in the
Baltic Sea," says Deltamarin's Managing Director, Janne Uotila.
The shipbuilding contract for two ro-pax ferries was signed on
February 12 between DFDS and GSI. Both ships are planned to be
delivered in 2021. The ships will be built at GSI's Nansha yard.
Deltamarin earlier worked with GSI during the construction of the
semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Xiang Yun Kou for Cosco
The 230m-long ro-pax ferries will carry 4,500 lane metres of
freight and passenger vehicles as well as 600 passengers. The
ships are planned to be deployed on one of the Baltic routes
connecting Lithuania to either Sweden or Germany. They will be
built to the newest environmental standard offering the lowest
possible fuel consumption and emissions. They will also be fitted
with exhaust gas scrubbers and have ice class 1C.