Deltamarin designs archipelago connecting vessel for Finferries

Deltamarin designs archipelago connecting vessel for Finferries

Deltamarin has been selected as the designer of a new Finnish archipelago connecting vessel which will start operating in summer season 2023. Finferries – Suomen Lauttaliikenne has recently signed a shipbuilding contract with Oy HL-metal Ab, that will build the vessel at their premises in Pargas, Finland.

Deltamarin carried out the concept design of the vessel for Finferries during the tender period, and the further work for the project includes the complete basic design and major parts of the detail design. The vessel will be 30.8 meters long and 7.8 meters wide with a carrying capacity of 25 tonnes and the maximum number of passengers is 99. The vessel will start operation May 1st, 2023, and serves islands north of Nagu in Turku archipelago.

Esa Jokioinen, Director of Sales at Deltamarin: “We are very happy to continue our long-term collaboration with Finferries and look forward to working with HL-Metal on this project. This contract is particularly important for us as it showcases our capabilities in the smaller ferries and workboats segment.”

Mats Rosin, CEO of Finferries: ”We are glad that Deltamarin had the flexibility to provide us the design capacity for this project at a short notice. We have been satisfied with the quality of Deltamarin’s work in the concept design phase and are pleased to continue the successful cooperation on these next stages of basic and detail design.”

Markus Flinckman, CEO of HL-Metal: “We are proud that we as a local company has got the opportunity to build this connecting vessel, which will serve the archipelago and its people. We see this as a strong confirmation that we have succeeded in developing our business and our know-how, so that we can act as a valued partner in the service and newbuilding market for smaller ferries and workboats.”

For more information, please contact:

Esa Jokioinen Deltamarin
Esa Jokioinen
Director, Sales & Marketing
Tel. +358 2 4336 344
Mobile +358 40 834 8112

About Finferries
Suomen Lauttaliikenne Group, marketed under the name Finferries, is a state-owned shipping company that operates both connecting vessels and road ferries. More than 4 million vehicles and 10 million passengers travel on Finferries each year. Finferries employ more than 300 people on 44 routes around Finland.
About HL-Metal
HL-Metal provides industrial maintenance, manufacturing of steel structures and shipyard services. The company has 46 employees and works together with a wide range of professional subcontractors.
About Deltamarin
Deltamarin Group provides ship design, offshore engineering and construction support for the marine and offshore industries worldwide. The services include the full range of consulting, design and engineering as well as procurement, support for construction and installation. The Group employs around 400 experts in its own and associated companies located in Europe and Asia. Deltamarin is part of China Merchants Group, a Fortune Global 500 corporation.

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