Sep 6, 2023 | Ship design & naval architecture news

Deltamarin has signed an agreement with Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding for the design and engineering of the new series of Neptune Lines 4200 CEU Pure Car & Truck Carriers (PCTCs).

Neptune Lines and Deltamarin have together developed a new-generation, future-proof PCTC concept based on latest technology, emphasising environmental features alongside operational performance and safety. Initial work began in 2020, analysing the means and technologies to enhance the environmental and operational performance of the future fleet. The engineering contract, signed with the builder Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, is a direct continuation of the work and includes the complete basic and detail design of the vessels.

The ship has been designed taking advantage of Deltamarin’s digital design methods, which are aimed at optimising the vessel for its future operational scenarios to achieve maximum fuel and environmental efficiency during operation. A core part of digital design is energy system level simulations (energy model) for determining the ship’s fuel consumption and environmental footprint.

The new highly efficient vessels, under the name Genesis Project, will be powered by LNG. The design includes several features to minimise environmental footprint, including an energy storage system, high-voltage shore power, and readiness for a solar power system.

The vessels will be built at the Fujian Mawei shipyard in Fuzhou.

Mr Gao, Fujian Mawei said: “This project aligns with our strategic vision of building international level vessels that meet the evolving needs of our clients. Through this collaboration, we are set to build a series of vessels that will not only redefine the industry standards but also underscore our shared commitment to sustainability, safety and technological advancement.”

Craig Jasienski, CEO Neptune Lines said: “We thank Deltamarin for their excellent support and expertise throughout the Genesis Project, as we together designed our next class of vessel to enter the Neptune Lines fleet and continue improving our environmental performance.”

Deltamarin CEO Janne Uotila said: “We are proud that Neptune Lines has chosen us as the designer for their next generation PCTC vessels and are pleased with the excellent co-operation between participating parties throughout the design development. Secondly, we look forward to working with Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, providing them with engineering services and supporting them in the execution of this cutting-edge newbuilding program for Neptune Lines.”

The work will be carried out at Deltamarin’s offices in Finland.

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