Blog: Digital design

Blog: Digital design

CHEK out our latest news regarding decarbonisation and digital design!

Data driven design with digital tools - Deltamarin

Read about our latest decarbonisation and digital design news from our recent development project CHEK. The EU-funded CHEK project (deCarbonising sHipping by Enabling Key technology symbiosis on real vessel concept designs) proposes to reach zero emissions shipping by reconfiguring the way ships are designed and operated today.

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The 101 of good ship design – our experience in hull form and propulsion efficiency optimisation

Wake CFD

Read about Deltamarin’s unparalleled experience in hull form and propulsion efficiency optimisation in our latest expert blog post. Our hydrodynamic lead and senior naval architect explain how computational fluid dynamics (CFD), propulsion power predictions and new sophisticated modelling techniques are helping to squeeze out even more performance improvements amid the push to reduce carbon intensity.

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Carbon capture – case study for a Ropax ship

Carbon capture - credit Deltamarin

The shipping industry is under a lot of pressure to cut green house gas emissions in the coming years. One of the emerging technologies that has received less attention in the maritime context is post-combustion carbon capture. We joined forces with Wärtsilä to study how the system could be implemented in RoPax ferries.

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The low carbon story – part three

Viking Glory - credit Viking Line

The final part in our small series on low-carbon ship design presents a case story involving the process of modelling and evaluating energy efficiency in a new-build project. The project we are focusing on is the new and beautiful Viking Glory by Viking Line.

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The low carbon story – part two

Zero Emission B.Delta Coaster

Currently, hydrogen and ammonia are the only two truly zero-carbon alternatives for ship fuel. Hydrogen is the alternative that requires more fundamental new-thinking, especially if considering fuel cells as the power plant solution. In the second part of our low carbon story, we present in brief our own hydrogen-fuelled ship design.

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The low carbon story – part one

Aframax tanker - Deltamarin

In the first part of our three-part blog series about low carbon ship design, we focus on our efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of ships to achieve zero or very low carbon operation. We also present our views on modern energy-efficient technologies and design methods in shipping with the help of concrete examples.

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DeltaWay – introducing AI to ship concept development


Our previous blog texts introduced digital design tools designed for estimating a vessel’s lifetime, propulsion power and the energy and environmental footprint. This blog opens up the part of the digital design that is closest to the physical representation of the ship, and explains how it combines it all together. We call this part of […]

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Digital ship sails on all seas and in all weathers

Digital driven design - DeltaSeas

In the previous blog text, we described the methods that we have for evaluating vessel environmental footprint and energy efficiency. One of their major outcomes was that the operating profile of the vessel is of extreme importance. This blog continues our digital design series by introducing DeltaSeas, which provides answers to this specific question.

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