Deltamarin has signed an agreement with China's Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., part of the CSIC Group, for the design of four very low fuel consumption handysize bulk carriers. The ships are to be built for M.T. Maritime Management Group/Strategic Shipping Inc.
Deltamarin will take care of the basic and detail designs of the vessels as well as of technical procurement handling. Deltamarin will also have a site team to take the design to production.
This is the second order for Deltamarin's B.Delta37 standard bulk carriers, which have drawn market interest with their improved deadweight, cubic capacity and low fuel consumption compared to other available designs.
The overall vessel length will be below 180 m and the beam 30 m. The service speed at design draft is 14.0 knots. The deadweight is 40,000 metric tonnes at scantling draft. The vessels will have five cargo holds and can take 50,000 cu.m of cargo.
Deltamarin says it has focused on fuel efficiency, sustainability and safety during the concept development process, while simultaneously focusing on the cost efficiency of the concept. Deltamarin says the model-tested daily fuel oil consumption at design draft is only 18 t including 15 percent sea margin, ISO condition, and annual output of CO2 is estimated to be reduced by 5,000 tonnes compared to existing vessels of same size range.
November 18, 2011
Deltamarin gets more contracts for bulker design
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