Deltamarin provides design services for Rauma RoPax

SEPTEMBER 5, 2016—Deltamarin Ltd is to provide Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions Oy(RMC) shipyard with design services for the RoPax ferry recently ordered by Denmark's Mols-Linien A/S (see earlier story).

The vessel is RMC's first newbuilding contract since its establishment in 2014 on the site of the former STX Finland Rauma shipyard.

Deltamarin's scope of work includes basic and detail design of the hull outfitting, machinery and cargo areas. Deltamarin hadpreviously developed technical outline material for Mols-Linien for the purpose of yard tendering.

The new 158 m RoPax vessel will be designed and optimized to carry passengers and cargo between the Danish islands of Bornholm and Sjaelland. The cargo capacity will be 1,500 lane meters.

Construction will start in spring 2017 and the vessel will enter service in autumn 2018..

"This ship contract is very important for Rauma Marine Constructions. We are proud to have a major role in this project, and to assist the shipyard in building up the new future of shipbuilding in Rauma. Mols-Linien's order is a proof of the strong passenger vessel know-how in Finland," says Janne Uotila, Director, Engineering Management at Deltamarin.

The total contract value of Deltamarin's design work is about EUR3 million. The work will be carried out at Deltamarin's offices in Finland and Poland over an estimated period of 12 months.

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