Naval architecture firm Deltamarin announced today a handful of orders for their B.Delta bulk carrier design, all to be built at Chinese shipyards.
Here’s how it broke down:
|Shipowner||Number Ordered||Shipyard||Vessel Type|
|HBC Hamburg Bulk Carriers||3 plus options||CSC Qingshan Shipyard||B.Delta43|
|Transbulk||2 plus options||Yangfan Shipyard||B.Delta37|
|China Navigation Company (CNCo)||4||Chengxi Shipyard||B.Delta37|
|d’Amico Societa di Navigazione S.p.A.||1||Yangfan Shipyard||B.Delta37|
|M.T. Maritime Management Group||2||CSIC / Xingang||B.Delta37|
These new additions bring the total order number of B.Delta designs and their derivates already to 59 vessels, all at Chinese shipyards.
For Deltamarin, the total value of all these orders is about 5.1 million euro corresponding to about 70 man-years of design work.
In a statement on their website, they note “Deltamarin’s focus in the design has been on fuel efficiency. The proven solutions in the B.Delta design that enable the improvements to existing designs are a combination of hull form, propeller, rudder and main engine solutions applied in a novel way. Consistent results have been gained in model tests with all the B.Delta designs.”