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Airbus design from Deltamarin and LDA. Photo courtesy of Deltamarin.

Airbus design from Deltamarin and LDA. Photo courtesy of Deltamarin.

Deltamarin to Design New Eco-Friendly Vessels for Louis Dreyfus Armateurs

Josh Guerrlich
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January 12, 2024

Deltamarin has been selected to design three new vessels for Airbus aircraft subassembly transportation. 

Deltamarin is working with Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) and Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group (WSIG).

The three vessels will be modern and eco-friendly roll-on/ roll-off vessels with the goal of cutting carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030. 

Airbus transports aircraft subassemblies from Europe to the United States. Airbus contracted LDA in 2023 to modernize its fleet and cut carbon emissions. 

Deltamarin worked with LDA on the initial designs for the new vessels and is now helping WSIG with the basic and detail designs. 

The vessels will be capable of transporting six single-aisle aircraft subassembly sets along with roughly seventy 40-foot containers. 

The vessels will feature six Flettner rotors and two dual-fuel engines, powered by marine diesel and e-methanol. The design is expected to reduce annual transatlantic emissions by 35,000 tonnes. 

LDA will build, own, and operate the vessels, targeting a 2026 launch of operation. 

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