Deltamarin Ltd has signed contracts with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd (XSI) in south east China for engineering and construction support services for the new Ro-Pax vessel.
The contracts cover basic and detail design as well as project management support and supervision services to the shipyard during vessel construction.
Deltamarin has developed the new vessel concept together with Viking Line, and delivered assistance in the tender and contract phases for the owner.
Deltamarin’s sales manager Nina Savijoki commented on the project: ‘We are very happy about the constructive cooperation with Viking Line. From a naval architectural point of view, they presented us with every concept developer’s dream challenge: to come up with a concept that is even more energy efficient in relation to cargo capacity than their MS Viking Grace, one of the most energy-efficient and sophisticated ferries on the market.’
Now that the Viking Line ship contract with XSI has been confirmed, Deltamarin will continue with the basic and detail design of all disciplines for the yard. Deltamarin will also support the yard in project management as well as passenger vessel building process requirements and provide supervision services during the production of the newbuilding project.
The total value of Deltamarin’s contracts with XSI in total is over €11 million. The engineering and pre-construction project management support will be carried out mainly at Deltamarin’s offices in Finland over an estimated 12-month period. The supervision and other construction support services will be carried out until planned delivery of the vessel in 2020.
The new Ro-Pax vessel will have a 2,800 passenger capacity. In addition to running on liquefied natural gas (LNG), the vessel will feature two 24 m-high rotor sails.
She will serve the Finland – Sweden route, connecting Turku, Åland Islands, and Stockholm as part of the European Union’s Motorways of the Seas project.