Deltamarin has signed a contract with China Merchants Jinling shipyard (Weihai) (CMJL), previously known as AVIC Weihai, for the approval and detail design for Finnlines ‘Superstar’ ropax vessel project.
This contract is significant, as it further strengthens Deltamarin’s workload for the coming 18 months, the company stressed.
The work will mainly be carried out at Deltamarin’s offices in Finland. The company had earlier provided the shipyard with consultancy and contract design services for the 5,100 lane m ropax project.
CMJL Deputy General Manager, Justin Liu, commented: “This contract with Deltamarin further deepens the collaboration between our two companies. We and the end customers have always been very satisfied with the support provided by Deltamarin in these demanding projects. We look forward to providing Finnlines with these eco-friendly Superstar ropax vessels.”
“Finnlines has chosen naval architect Deltamarin and CMJL shipyard based on their extensive experience with building ropax vessels. We look forward to collaborating with them in future,” said Mikael Lindholm, Finnlines’ Head of Newbuilding Department.
“We at Deltamarin are extremely happy and thankful to get this contract during this very abnormal global business environment caused by COVID-19. This proves that Deltamarin’s expertise in the ropax segment is highly valued from the client side. These new ropax vessels will be among the most environmentally friendly vessels of their type. Finnlines is at the forefront when it comes to sustainable shipping operations that also perfectly fit the values of our company,” added Managing Director, Janne Uotila.
Deltamarin and CMJL shipyard have had past experience in working together. The latest projects included the E-Flexer ropaxes for Stena Line and the ro-ro ‘Rosa dei Venti’ for Giovanni Visentini Trasporti Fluviomarittimi.