Deltamarin receives two new ferry design contracts

08 Feb 2010

The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry Argyle

Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd and Société des traversiers du Québec have both ordered new passenger ferry designs from the Finnish naval architect firm Deltamarin Oy.

The order of the Scottish-based Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) comprises the concept design of two small ro-pax ferries (95m and 35m). The designs will be used as tendering specifications to shipyards. CMAL is intending to commence a fleet replacement programme in the near future and these ferries will be a part of this. They will operate around the Scottish mainland and islands. Two of Deltamarin’s partners will also participate in the project: Safety at Sea Ltd in simulations, manoeuvring and sea keeping, and SeaTec Ltd in port interface, risk management and environmental management.

The other contract was signed with the Canadian Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ) for professional services in naval architecture and engineering for a new Matane - Baie-Comeau - Godbout ferry. The work includes concept design for tendering purposes as well as supervision of the works during the construction, trials and commissioning of the ship. The work is to be performed by the consortium of the Canadian naval architecture and marine engineering company Navtech,  and Deltamarin.

Both concepts are to be developed in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. The fuel consumption and hence CO2 emissions are to be minimised and the latest technologies are to be implemented on all ship systems.

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