Order for small bulker design

05 Jul 2012
The B.Delta bulk carrier design from Deltamarin

The B.Delta bulk carrier design from Deltamarin

Deltamarin has received its first order for the smallest, 28,000dwt, variant of its eco-friendly B.Delta bulk carrier designs, with a contract awarded by CSSC and Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard of China for the B.Delta25 design.

The Finnish design house already has several contracts for the larger handysize B.Delta37 bulk carriers currently under construction at CSIC / Tianjin Xingang, CSSC / Chengxi and Yangfan Group shipyards in China. For the B.Delta25, Deltamarin will provide the basic design, part of the detail design and the technical procurement handling, and will also have a site team to ensure the continuity all along the design phases to production.

The vessels will be 175m length oa, and 27m beam, with 8.7m draught at 28,000dwt. Cargo capacity is 37,000m³. The B.Delta25 is a single hull bulk carrier designed for low fuel consumption, shallow draught and good manoeuvring capabilities in restricted water depths. Service speed at design draught is 14.0 knots, and daily fuel oil consumption , calculated from model tests, is 16.6t including 15% sea margin. The EEDI is expected to be 23% below the requirements soon to come into force.

As with the other B’Delta series designs, the low fuel consumption results from a combination of hull form, propeller, rudder and main engine solutions.

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