JULY 3, 2012 — Raisio, Finland, based Deltamarin has entered into a contract with China's Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard Co. Ltd. for the design of B.Delta25 bulk carriers. This is the first contract for the 28,000 dwt version of its B.Delta design. Deltamarin already has several contracts for the larger handysize B.Delta37 bulk carriers (seen in picture) currently under construction at the Tianjin Xingang, Chengxi and Yangfan Group shipyards in China.
Under the new contract, Deltamarin will procure the basic design, part of the detail design and the technical procurement handling, and will also provide a site team to ensure continuity throughout the design phases to production.
The vessels will have the following main particulars:
Length over all 175.0 m
Beam 27.0 m
Deadweight of 28,000 metric tons on 8.7 m
Deadweight of 25,000 metric tons on 8.0 m
Cargo cubic 37,000 cu.m
The design is a single hull bulk carrier with shallow draft and good maneuvering capabilities intended for operation in restricted water depths. Very low fuel consumption has been the focus of Deltamarin in the design.
The service speed at design draft will be 14.0 knots and the model tested daily fuel oil consumption at design draft will be 16.6 t including 15 percent seamargin, ISO conditions. The ship's EEDI (Energy Efficiency Index) will be 23 percent less than the requirements set to come into force.
Deltamarin says that the proven solutions that enable such improvements to existing designs are a combination of hull form, propeller, rudder and main engine solutions applied in a novel way. Consistent results have been gained in model tests with all the B.Delta designs.
The B.Delta series includes also B.Delta37, B.Delta64 and B.Delta82 designs.
French shipbroker Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS) has given valuable input, particularly in marketing the designs.
Work under the new contract will be carried out at Deltamarin's offices in Europe and China and utilizing its partner network. The contractual design work for the B.Delta25 bulk carriers represents approximately 23 man-years of work.