August 23, 2010
Deltamarin wins design order for Chinese built CSL bulker
Raisio, Finland, headquartered Deltamarin has signed an agreement with China's Chengxi Shipyard Co., Ltd. for the design of a self-unloading Panamax bulk carrier that the yard is to be build for CSL International Inc. Deltamarin will take care of the basic and detail design of the vessel as well as procurement support.
The vessel is an ocean going self-unloading bulk carrier, suitable for normal worldwide service. The overall length will be 228.6 m and the beam 32.26 m. The service speed at design draft is 14.5 knots. The deadweight of the vessel is about 71,900 metric tonnes at the scantling draft.
Deltamarin strives to deliver sustainable and cost efficient designs and environmental sustainability and safety have been focus areas during the concept development process.
The vessel is a derivative of Deltamarin's revolutionary B. delta standard bulker designs with improved cubic capacity and markedly lower fuel consumption compared to competing designs.
The ship concept for this new generation of self-unloading bulker was created by Deltamarin for CSL International earlier. The good cooperation between the ship owner and Deltamarin resulted in many improvements to current designs of self-unloading bulk carriers.
The 3D product modeling technique was used in developing the concept and arrangement. This has enabled efficient space utilization and correct space reservations as well permitting quick and easy alterations and coordinated design.
Deltamarin's research for its B.delta37 and B.delta64 standard designs was utilized for the hull form and, machinery of the CSL ship and and many of the innovative features utilized in these standard designs were also incorporated.
The bulk carrier contract is expected to be the first of many more to come as the negotiations regarding various B.delta37 and B.delta64 bulk carriers conclude. The Deltamarine handysize and supramax standard designs maximize ship owners' earning capacity through additional cargo deadweight and cargo cubic compared to the best current designs and the operating costs are reduced due to lower fuel consumption. Lower light ship weight resulting in less required steel and a simple hull form make the designs beneficial for shipyards as well.
The contract with Chengxi Shipyard equates to approximately 40 man-years of work for Deltamarin. The work will be divided between Deltamarin's offices in Europe and Deltamarin's partner network in China. Due to the project and possible future bulk carrier projects in Asia, Deltamarin will continue to increase its local capacity both at its representative office in Shanghai as well as through its partner network in Asia. The continued order intake means that Deltamarin will need to recruit in Europe as well.