Deltamarin’s design is a fundamental piece in the shipping decarbonisation puzzle

Deltamarin’s design is a fundamental piece in the shipping decarbonisation puzzle

Shipping decarbonisation - Aframax tanker - credit Deltamarin

Maritime industry decarbonisation is bringing along new legislation. In addition to the upcoming rules for EEXI and CII, there is a growing interest among ship owners and operators to understand the true well-to-wake emissions of the newbuilds. It is also important to gain control of the total cost of both today’s and future choices of fuels and technologies in the projects. Shipping decarbonisation is technically a combination of smart operations, innovative, efficient ship design and low-carbon fuels. Deltamarin’s new design tools enable ship owners and operators to gain control of all these.

Deltamarin partnered recently with DNV, Total and Minerva Marine to perform a joint industry project (JIP) regarding various fuel alternatives with two different tankers as case ships. The project was conducted during 2020 and included the assessment of different options for shipping decarbonisation with respect to the design of vessels, financial issues and environmental performance – both on well-to-wake and tank-to-wake bases. The case vessels in the project were Deltamarin’s new design, but the operation profile was based on measurements from an existing, modern tanker fleet of similar size.

You can find a summary report in DNV:s pages at this link. At the end of the article, we have also produced a summarising presentation of the main results of the project.

Aframax tanker - credit Deltamarin

Aframax tanker – Deltamarin

The JIP is part of Deltamarin’s continuous development activities in the field of making decarbonisation a reality for our customers. Even if the focus of the JIP was in comparing various fuel and certain technology alternatives with each other, it enabled us to evaluate the role of good fuel-efficient ship design in a decarbonisation context. The project also enhanced our understanding of the importance of having real data available for the analyses. There are many alternative paths for carbon-neutral or zero-emission maritime industry, and the best solutions are found together, utilising our experience and smart design processes for the actual work. Innovations are made by ensuring the compatibility of the tailor-made concept with the business case, taking the total cost of ownership into account.

Please follow the case stories of applying our new design tools to real decarbonisation problems in our blog and don’t hesitate to contact us for more details regarding this topic!

For more information, please contact

Mia Elg Deltamarin
Mia Elg
R&D & Consulting Services
Mobile +358 50 3788 333


For more information, please contact

Mauri Harki Deltamarin
Mauri Harki
Senior Advisor
Tel. +358 9 4788 4426
Mobile +358 400 357 577


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