Deltamarin has signed a contract with Chinese Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) for consultancy and engineering services for DFDS’ ropax ferries.
The Finnish design company earlier carried out the ships concept design for GSI in close co-operation with DFDS.
Deltamarin will provide the yard with basic (approval) and detail design together with Safe Return to Port (SRtP) documentation. The €5 mill contract covers all disciplines and all areas.
The work will be carried out at Deltamarin’s offices in Finland and China with the assistance of network companies based in Europe over an estimated period of 13 months.
“This significant order supports Deltamarin’s strategy to further strengthen our position in the passenger vessel segment. We are very proud of this new contract and extremely happy to start co-operation with GSI to ensure that DFDS will get the next-generation vessels to support their growth strategy in the Baltic Sea,” said Deltamarin’s Managing Director, Janne Uotila.
The shipbuilding contract for the two ropaxes was signed on 12th February between DFDS and GSI. Both ships are planned to be delivered in 2021 from GSI’s Nansha yard.
The 230 m long ropaxes will carry 4,500 lane metres of freight and passenger vehicles, as well as 600 pax. They are planned to be deployed on one of the Baltic routes connecting Lithuania to either Sweden or Germany. They will be fitted with exhaust gas scrubbers and have Ice Class 1C.