Deltamarin signs an engineering contract for Neptune Lines’ next generation PCTCs

Deltamarin signs an engineering contract for Neptune Lines’ next generation PCTCs

Deltamarin signs an engineering contract for Neptune Lines’ next generation PCTCs
September 5th, 2023 – Deltamarin has signed an agreement with Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd. for the design and engineering of the new series of Neptune Lines 4200 CEU Pure Car & Truck Carriers (PCTCs).

Neptune Lines and Deltamarin have together developed a new-generation, future-proof PCTC concept based on state-of-the-art technology, emphasizing environmental features alongside operational performance and safety. The work began already in 2020, analysing the means and technologies to enhance the environmental and operational performance of the future fleet. The engineering contract, signed with the builder Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, is a direct continuation of the work and includes the complete basic and detail design of the vessels.

The ship has been designed taking advantage of Deltamarin’s digital design methods, which are aimed at optimizing the vessel for its future operational scenarios to achieve maximum fuel and environmental efficiency during operation. A core part of digital design is energy system level simulations (energy model) for determining the ships fuel consumption and environmental footprint.

The new highly efficient vessels, under the name Genesis Project, will be powered by LNG. The design includes several features to minimize the ship’s environmental footprint, including an energy storage system, high-voltage shore power, and readiness for a solar power system.

The vessels will be built by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd. shipyard in Fuzhou.

“This project aligns with our strategic vision of building international level vessels that meet the evolving needs of our clients. Through this collaboration, we are set to build a series of vessels that will not only redefine the industry standards but also underscore our shared commitment to sustainability, safety and technological advancement.”, says Mr Gao from Fujian Mawei.

“We thank Deltamarin for their excellent support and expertise throughout the Genesis Project, as we together designed our next class of vessel to enter the Neptune Lines fleet and continue improving our environmental performance.”, says Craig Jasienski, CEO of Neptune Lines.

“We are proud that Neptune Lines has chosen us as the Designer for their next generation PCTC vessels and are pleased with the excellent co-operation between participating parties throughout the design development. Secondly, we look forward to working with Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, providing them with engineering services and supporting them in the execution of this cutting-edge newbuilding program for Neptune Lines.”, says Janne Uotila, CEO of Deltamarin.

The work starts immediately and will be carried out at Deltamarin’s offices in Finland.

For more information, please contact:

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

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.
About Neptune Lines
Neptune Lines is a leading finished vehicle logistics provider, offering transportation and shipping solutions to manufacturers and shippers of cars and high & heavy cargoes.
The company operates regular liner services in more than 50 ports in 27 countries across Europe, Mediterranean, Black Sea, North America and Far East. Its extensive range of 22 PCTC vessels enables optimal flexibility and can cater for a wide range of cargo, while achieving economies of scale across our network. Neptune’s growing network counts 3,000 port calls covering 1.6 million miles on an annual basis.
Neptune Lines has formed direct contracts and established long-standing relationships with all major car and commercial vehicle manufacturers, as well as with leading 3PL and 4PL companies, transporting more than 1.3m cars and light commercial vehicles annually. It also specializes in the safe handling of project cargo, high-and-heavy units, agricultural and construction equipment with a near-zero percent damage ratio.
About Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding
Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Limited is a leading and one of the oldest Chinese shipbuilders, established in 1866 by the Chinese government. Mawei Shipbuilding has since contributed to the progress of China’s growing manufacturing industry, from civil aircraft manufacturing to the construction of various naval ships. Today, Mawei Shipbuilding stands as the top player for the construction of various advanced vessels.

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