DeltaChallenger Shortlisted for the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015

DeltaChallenger Shortlisted for the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015

DeltaChallenger ro-pax

Deltamarin’s ro-pax of the future, DeltaChallenger, has been named as a finalist for the inaugural Ship Efficiency Awards 2015, which will be announced at the ceremony on Wednesday 9 September, straight after Ship Efficiency: The Event. DeltaChallenger was selected by the awards panel of judges to become one of the five finalists for “The One to Watch” award.

An extremely energy efficient and environmentally friendly ro-pax vessel, the “DeltaChallenger” concept has been developed by Deltamarin together with partner companies ABB, Carrier, GTT and Norsepower. The objective of the development work was to design an efficient vessel with novel technologies available today. DeltaChallenger promotes new clean technologies e.g. through the use of LNG as fuel as well as using wind propulsion. All the technologies on board aim to reduce fuel consumption.

One of the main issues with ro-pax vessels is the turn-around time in port. DeltaChallenger has several features to solve this problem. The loading and unloading is improved due to innovations in deck lay-outs. The novel pod propulsion suitable for ro-paxes and ferries along with the bow thrusters improve the manoeuvrability of the vessel.

Deltamarin has actually already received several inquiries about the vessel despite the early stage of the concept. We hope to develop it to commercially available so that the first vessels can be built within the next five years.

“We are extremely excited about the DeltaChallenger concept. The participation of various expert companies has guaranteed that the technologies used are thoroughly investigated and ready to be included in real vessels. We are confident that DeltaChallenger will truly be a concept to watch”, rejoices Päivi Haikkola, Deltamarin’s Manager, R&D.

The second annual Ship Efficiency Awards, hosted by Lloyd’s Register and organised by Fathom, will recognise and celebrate the organisations and individuals within the maritime sector that excel in efficient operations, implement fresh thinking offer proven efficiency benefits and technological innovation.

Read more about DeltaChallenger at

More information on the Ship Efficiency Awards, including all categories and finalists can be found at

For more information please contact

Kristian Knaapi Deltamarin
Kristian Knaapi
Sales, cargo ships
Tel. +358 2 4336 453
Mobile +358 40 7006 905

Read more about Deltamarin’s ferry and ro-pax vessel designs here.

About Deltamarin Ltd:
Deltamarin is a ship design, offshore engineering and construction Group operating in the marine and offshore industries worldwide. The services include the full range of consulting, design and engineering as well as procurement, construction and installation. The Group employs around 400 experts in its own and associated companies located in Europe and Asia. Deltamarin is a subsidiary of AVIC International Maritime Holdings Limited.

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