Deltamarin’s B.Delta Nominated for Nor-Shipping Next Generation Ship Award
- Business & Finance
The B.Delta bulk carrier design developed by Deltamarin was one of the four nominees for the Next Generation Ship prize awarded by an independent jury set up by Nor-Shipping exhibition and conference organisers.
Deltamarin’s B.Delta bulk carrier is an innovative ship design which represents the most optimum solution for ship owners and shipyards, combining maximized earnings with minimized expenses. The ship owners benefit through additional cargo deadweight and cargo cubic compared to the best current designs and through reduced operating costs as a result of lower fuel consumption. The lower light ship weight resulting in less required steel and the simple hull form make the designs beneficial for shipyards as well.
The bulk carrier product types ranging from 25,000 DWT – 82,000 DWT offer high operational flexibility with different cargo hold structure configurations, such as double hull, open hatch and box type for all bulk cargo, steel coils, logs, etc. B.Delta derivative designs are based on the same concept, offering solutions for different size of bulk carriers, chemical carriers and product tankers.
Totally 59 bulk carriers and derivatives of B.Delta designs have already been ordered and are currently being built at Chinese yards. Negotiations for further contracts are in progress.
Fuel efficiency has been Deltamarin’s focus in the designs. The proven solutions that enable improvements to existing designs are a combination of hull form, propeller, rudder and main engine solutions applied in a novel way. The latest technologies as well as Deltamarin’s experience in naval architecture have made the revolutionary designs possible.
Extensive model testing for the B.Delta design has been performed, to ascertain and warranty successful performance, including a margin. Consistent results have been gained in the tests with all B.Delta designs. The design includes a 15% sea margin for heavy seas ensuring performance, and even an additional 3% efficiency margin. B.Delta complies with all EEDI implementation stages ensuring high sustainability with future environmental regulations. The design is flexible, and future environmental technologies can be implemented, such as LNG as fuel, scrubbers, SCR, ballast water treatment, etc.
Deltamarin, June 5, 2013