Blue Star Line announced in June 2012, that Deltamarin had been commissioned to design the Titanic II. The first model tests for the ship were carried out on September 9 – 12, 2013 at the Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA). The 9.3 m wooden model of the ship was put through propulsion and power testing in a 300 m long tank at HSVA’s facilities in Hamburg.
Deltamarin’s first contract with Blue Star Line covered a full review of the project to ensure the vessel will be compliant with all current safety and construction regulations, as well as meeting the design criteria laid down by Blue Star Line. Later the shipowner appointed Deltamarin to be responsible for coordinating the various parties involved in the project including the shipyard, architects, interior designers and operations managers.
Model test coordination is taken care of by Deltamarin as part of our contract with Blue Star Line. The hull form design with propulsion arrangement is developed by Deltamarin and optimised with extensive CFD-study. Original Titanic hull form characteristics above the design waterline have been followed, but the lower part is designed for high fuel efficiency and good seakeeping capabilities.
For further information on the project, please see Blue Star Line’s website, www.bluestarline.com.au.