Blue Star Line has contracted Deltamarin to continue with the design of Titanic II. The contract covers activities and tasks for the design process, consultancy and project management services.
Deltamarin will provide Blue Star Line with outline design services including finalising and modifying the existing design to comply with the latest rules and regulations. These include the SOLAS 2020 requirements and the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).
Deltamarin will also further develop the design together with the selected yard and Blue Star Line, and handle the management of consultations with potential shipyards.
Blue Star Line Chairman Clive Palmer said Deltamarin was the perfect choice for the Titanic II project. “We are delighted that Deltamarin – one of the world’s leading ship design companies – will once again be working on Titanic II,’’ Mr Palmer said.
“Deltamarin was one of the first global companies to come aboard when Titanic II was originally launched in 2012 and we are looking forward to continuing our excellent relationship.”
Kristian Knaapi, Head of Sales and Marketing at Deltamarin said the project team members were excited to continue executing Deltamarin’s core business on Titanic II.
“We look forward to developing the highest level of design for a challenging project. It is a great honour to be part of the history in supporting Blue Star Line in this one-of-a-kind project, the Titanic II,” Mr Knaapi said.
Blue Star Line has advised Titanic II enquiries to be sent through their website bluestarline.com.au where you may either subscribe or send enquiries directly.
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This is excellent news! When can we expect the project development phase to finish and for construction of the vessel to begin?
Our target is to finish the project development phase during Q4/2019.
Are you expecting to meet your target of completion in Q4 2019, or will it go into 2020?
At the moment we are making concept design which is in schedule.
Good to see you are back dealing with this highly historic project . We look forward to the outcome . is there any further news on a shipyard for the build yet ?
Thank you for your question. Deltamarin is supporting the Client who is looking for different alternatives for building yard. So far, selection of yard has not been made but the work is ongoing.
Hi, the laters reply was 7 months ago. I’ve read some somewhere that Titanic II is being built as we speak in China by CSC Jinlin. Is that correct?
That information is not correct. Decision on the building yard has not yet been made.
What company/shipyard will be building Titanic II? and in what country will said construction take place?
The shipyard has not yet been selected. After completing the outline design we will search for suitable shipyards for this project around the world and together with the owner select the ones requests for quotation will be sent to. After quotations are received the final building yard will be selected.
Will the steerage cabins really be as basic as the original?
All details will be as original as it is possible taking into account today’s rules and regulations.
Dear Deltamarin, the Titanic II project has gone very quiet. Are you still working on it?
What is the progress update?
The project development phase is still going on. As stated in an earlier comment reply, we expect to finish this phase in Q4/2019. In such a special project there are a lot of exceptional features to resolve which takes time.
What will happen with the Titanic II project once the project development phase has been completed?
After project development the project is normally in a stage where the shipyard has been selected and the shipbuilding contract is signed. After this, basic design phase to get the class society approval will be started. All this depends naturally on the owner’s will.
Hello Deltamarin, it appears that there have not been any new announcements about this project. Is this project still on? If so, in what stage is this project?
The work we do is confidential between the designer and the client, so there normally are no announcements until the work is finished unless the client (in this case Blue Star Line) wants to release something. At the moment concept design continues in schedule.
I don’t know if recreating Titanic II in Belfast, where the original ship was constructed, would be an option, but what a tribute and a great way to honor all those lives that were lost on that fateful night in 1912. I applaud you and Mr. Palmer for recreating an amazing part of history. Whatever way I can help to promote such an incredible project, I would be honored to do so.
Dear Mr. Lingg,
Thank you for your kind words.
Is the project development phase is still on going? Are you still on-target o finish this phase in Q4/2019.
We are still working with the project development and expect to finish it by year-end.
When do you expeted to be announced the start of the Titanic’s II building,? Maybe 1Q of 2020?
I think the project would be a really inspiring experience iff the Blue Stars Line choose to build in Belfast , it would be incredible!! Thanks
We have been studying different alternatives during 2019. Hopefully we are in situation that yard will be selected during the first part of 2020.
As it is now Q4 of 2019, do you have a more clear estimate of when the design phase for Titanic II will be completed?
We have been studying different alternatives during 2019 and the design is still ongoing. Hopefully we are in situation that the yard will be selected during the first part of 2020.
are you guys still working on the project I need to know is it canceled or not and will it launch in 2020
We are still working with the project. We have been studying different alternatives during 2019. Hopefully we are in situation that the yard will be selected during first part of 2020.
dear Deltamarin, is there anything new on the design? notoriously on the number of portholes on deck C as on the original Titanic on the bow and stern of the Titanic ll? and will there be gates for disimulated lifeboats as you envisioned? if so it would give even more the impression of seeing the original and incredible ..
Design work is going on. Due to confidential reasons between Deltamarin and Blue Star Line such detail questions will have to be placed to the shipowner.
It´s possible to start building it at 2020?
Due to confidential reasons between Deltamarin and Blue Star Line such questions have to be placed to the ships owner who makes the decision.
When will construction start ?
Due to confidential reasons between Deltamarin and Blue Star Line such questions have to be placed to the ships owner who makes the decisions.
So it’s the end of Q4. Have you finished the design of Titanic II?
Design work is still going on and will also continue after the shipbuilding contract.
Merry Christmas to all Titanic fans as well!
We are now in Q1 of 2020. Did you essentially complete the design work in Q4 of 2019, as you expected to do? Is the project now at the stage where a shipyard can, in principle, be selected if the owner so decides?
We are still in the stage where we are finalizing the conceptual design.
Hi Deltamarin, does these mean you are behind schedule?
This project is like any other passenger vessel projects typically are. The conceptual design phase often continues longer than possibly expected because new ideas, all different features and possible technical solutions are considered at this particular stage.
If the design is still being refined, are you able to comment on the possibility of covering up the new lifeboat deck behind doors, something I understand SOLAS regulations would allow?
Very many who have reviewed the (former?) proposed design have found the new lifeboat deck a most painful eyesore which undermines the very purpose of a “TItanic replica”, since it spoils the original design. Yet I remember that this was discussed in comments on your site already years ago, and then you did indicate that covering up the lifeboats behind doors was a real possibility to be duly considered. Have there been any further conceptual developments regarding this that you are able to share?
This is one topic among the very many others we have been studying. Unfortunately we are at the moment not yet able to release any details.
Hi Deltamarin, are historians also involved in the design?
Historians are involved from the behalf of the owner to guarantee the authentic atmosphere of the vessel.
HI Deltamarin, I hope that all of your staff are well? Has the virus caused work to be suspended on the titanic “?
Thank you for asking, we are well. The virus has not caused any suspension, the work continues.
has construction of the ship begun yet or is this project not going to happen? haven’t heard any news on progression of Titanic 2 since last year. i really want to see this project come to fruition. starting to think this just isn’t happening.
The construction has not yet begun. At the moment different building yards are being shortlisted. Unfortunately the situation due to Covid-19 makes the response time from yards quite long. We expect to get some responses by the end of Q2/2020.
i have one more question, given the fact of everything you just told me. where should i go to receive updates of titanic 2 project once you guys start getting responses by the end of Q2/2020 once the project starts moving forward?
Thanks again stay safe.
It is up to the shipowner Blue Star Line to decide when they want to release new information. This will probably happen when the final building decision is made and the shipyard is chosen.
Can we expect the construction to start this year? Also, is Harland & Wolff of Belfast, UK (the original builders of the real Titanic) also one of the potential yards that will build the replica?
Thanks. I really appreciate it.
At the moment we are not able to inform when construction will start. It is a topic which is heavily depending on the possible yard candidates.
Hope you guys are doing well. just wanted to ask, whats the progression the design of Titanic 2? is it nearing its completion?
For pricing purposes, outline conceptual design has been delivered to shipyards.
Hi Deltamarin, so if you are shortlisting shipyards does that mean that most of the design of the ship is complete? I assume that you can’t get a price from the shipyard if you can’t fully tell them what the finished design is?
I appreciate that you cannot reveal details of the deign, but have there been any significant changes or major obstacles to overcome?
Once again thank you very much for providing this feedback opportunity for us ship fans.
The typical material shipyards needs for their pricing is outline conceptual design.
After ship building contract has been signed, basic design phase will start.
There has been many kind of challenges as always during the design development but we have been able so far to tackle all of them.
Thank you for the reply Deltamarin. So how long does the basic design phase typically take?
Typically this varies a lot depending on many different things like selected shipyard, etc. Approximate schedule could be around 12 to 18 months.
And the basic design must be completed before construction can start, even when the shipyard has been selected? Thus, even if a shipyard were selected in the late summer of 2020, nothing can be built before next summer or even the beginning of 2022, given a schedule of 12 to 18 months for the basic design work?
You are correct, normally basic design has to be completed before construction can start.
is the year 2022 still the launch date for Titanic 2? or is the launch date going to be delayed a further few years?
Unfortunately, we cannot reply to this. This all depends on the shipowner’s decisions.
will the ship be ready to launch by the year 2022 or will it be delayed once again?
hi is titanic nearing any kind of construction?
The owner Blue Star Line will inform when the matter progresses.
Hello. Are there going to be any new public announcements about the Titanic II any time soon? Thank you.
It is up to the owner Blue Star Line to decide when they want to make new announcements.
For further Titanic II enquiries, please contact Blue Star Line through their website bluestarline.com.au where you may either subscribe to a newsletter or contact them directly.