Deltamarin has recently turned 25 years. We have now served the marine industry for a quarter century and are very proud of completing this important leg. Since the beginning of our history, the leading philosophy has been to show the way and constantly introduce new forerunning innovations to our industry. Year 2015 has once again been an excellent proof of our enthusiasm to challenge the status quo and create new solutions, which make our customers’ business even more successful.
We would like to thank all our clients and partners for this very active and interesting year! It is our pleasure to be able to assist you to boost your business and make the shipping more cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly than ever before.
During 2015 we have introduced various new revolutionary designs of Deltamarin. We feel honoured as our designs have also been recognised in world-famous competitions like the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015 and the Nor-Shipping Energy Efficiency Award.
One of the highlights that has created a lot of interest among our customers has been our showcase ro-pax vessel DeltaChallenger developed together with partner companies ABB, Carrier, GTT and Norsepower. The design is extremely energy efficient and environmentally friendly and it incorporates in an unforeseen way the latest technologies available, many of which are not yet used on any other ro-pax vessel. Another new passenger vessel design is DeltaLinx, which is a compact ferry designed for short coastal routes to link small neighbouring towns with an emphasis on minimal environmental footprint.
On the cargo vessel side we have developed highly efficient container vessel, tanker and bulk carrier designs. The new A.Delta2300 is a future container feeder design, which is based on extensive research and development work to establish the best-in-class design in terms of cargo capacity, flexibility and fuel economy. Deltamarin and Aker Arctic Technology have jointly developed a modern Aframax-sized tanker concept for arctic use, focusing on energy efficient cargo carrying and safe operations both in open water and in ice. In collaboration with Brevik Technology, a VARD affiliate, we have brought to the market a revolutionary multigas carrier design, which is expected to change the nature of the gas carrying industry by combining cylindrical gas containment tanks with a cost-efficient and easy-to-build B.Delta bulk carrier design.
This year Deltamarin has strongly focused also on LNG solutions for bulk carriers. Project Forward is a joint development project by Deltamarin, Arista Shipping, ABS and GTT to equip the dry bulk carriers of the future with LNG propulsion. In addition we signed a contract to design the world’s very first LNG-fuelled handysize bulk carriers, two B.Delta26LNG vessels, which will be constructed for the Finnish shipowner ESL Shipping Ltd.
We look forward to see what kind of fruitful partnerships next year will bring!
On behalf of us all at Deltamarin I would like to wish you a peaceful and relaxing Holiday Season and a Successful Year 2015!