Deltamarin Designs Equinox Class Bulk Carriers

Press Release
Thursday, May 05, 2011

Deltamarin has signed an agreement with Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry about the design of totally seven new Equinox Class Self Unloading and Gearless Bulk Carriers to be built for Algoma Central Corporation and the Canadian Wheat Board.  Deltamarin will take care of the Basic and Detail design of the vessels as well as Procurement support. The vessels are derivatives of Deltamarin’s B.delta standard bulker designs, which have piqued the interest of the market with their improved cubic capacity and lower fuel consumption compared to competing designs.

The ship concepts for the bulk carriers were created by Deltamarin for Algoma. The cooperation between the owners and Deltamarin has lead to many improvements to current designs. Deltamarin is well known for the use of 3D product modelling techniques, which has enabled functional general arrangements with efficient space utilisation and correct space reservations in the vessels. Deltamarin’s research for B.delta37 and B.delta64 standard designs was utilized in developing the hull form and other features of the vessels.

The vessel concept is designed for traffic on the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaways. The overall length will be 225.55 m and the beam 23.77 m. The service speed at design draught is 14.0 knots. The deadweight is about 38,000 metric tonnes at scantling draught. The vessels have 5 cargo holds and can take 39,000 m3 of cargo. Deltamarin has kept sustainability and safety as main focus areas during the concept development process while simultaneously focusing on the cost efficiency of the concept.

The lower operating costs and added cargo capacity of Deltamarin’s standard designs make the B.delta designs tempting. The lower light ship weight resulting in less required steel as well as the optimized hull form benefit the shipyards as well.

The value of the contractual design work for the Self Unloading and Gearless Bulk Carriers is approximately 50 man-years. The work will be carried out at Deltamarin’s offices in Europe and Deltamarin’s partner network in China.
 

Source: www.deltamarin.com

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter May 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Bulk Carrier Trends

A Year is a Long Time in Tankers

The latest Gibson Market Report focused on the age profile of the VLCC fleet and the prospects for trading life beyond 15 years of age.    Analysis of the Suezmax fleet shows a similar picture,

Diana Charters Out Two Bulkers

Diana Shipping Inc. today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it entered into a time charter contract with Bunge S.A., Geneva, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels,

Higher Capesize Demand Pushes up Baltic Index

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Friday buoyed by higher demand for capesize vessels.

Naval Architecture

Tech & Design Solutions for Modern Workboats

EPA Tier 4 regulations (for engines of 804 hp and higher) and propulsion advancements have many manufacturers and vessel designers changing course to adapt to new requirements and customer demands.

Østensjø Rederi Orders Another Wind Farm Vessel

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with shipyard Astilleros Gondan in Spain to design and equip a second Service Operation Vessel for ship owner Østensjø Rederi.

Royal Caribbean Orders 3 Ships from STX

Following the delivery of Harmony of the Seas on May 12 in Saint-Nazaire, the American group Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. signed an order for three additional vessels,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0555 sec (18 req/sec)