LNG Ro-Pax of the future

08 Jun 2015
The new 200m 7,900t vessel is Deltamarin's most energy efficient and environmentally-friendly yet Photo: Deltamarin

The new 200m 7,900t vessel is Deltamarin's most energy efficient and environmentally-friendly yet Photo: Deltamarin

Deltamarin unveiled what it calls its new LNG ro-pax vessel of the future, ‘DeltaChallenger’, during the Nor-Shipping 2015 exhibition in Oslo.

The Finnish ship designer said that the new 200m 7,900t vessel is its most energy efficient and environmentally-friendly yet, with a design that incorporates the latest technologies available, many of which not yet been used on any other ro-pax vessel.

Päivi Haikkola, manager R&D, said: “Challenging the existing methods and utilising the latest technologies have always been part of Deltamarin’s philosophy. With the new DeltaChallenger we aim to show what the future’s combined passenger and cargo ship could be. By combining the top-level existing technology, you can create something unique but functional.”

The vessel will have GTT Mark III membrane LNG tanks of totally 1,200m3. The tanks give superior layout advantages making new efficient loading and unloading configurations possible without decreasing passenger and cargo capacity.

To reduce fuel consumption, the vessel has six rotor sails by Norsepower, which give 10% of the total propulsion power (1.3 MW). Impressive fuel economy and manoeuvrability is gained through the combination of dual-fuel electric machinery, four power plants (2 x 6 MW and 2 x 3 MW) and the new compact Azipod D pod propulsion system from ABB.

Effective loading and unloading is guaranteed by the possibility to simultaneously load and unload on two levels of the lower hold. The ship will have 2,720m of trailer lanes on the main and upper deck and 480 car lanes in two levels in the lower hold.

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