experience from shipyards alongside younger 85
designers who had daring and new ideas.
Both are required. You can’t build a ship if
you have no experience of the environment in
which the ships are built.”
“That’s going to be a challenge in the future
– the designing will become more and more
fragmented. Ship design companies may
not have experience from shipyards or of
building ships. This is a challenge, and design
companies have to ensure that their designers
have a clear understanding of the overall
“Our project was successful because we
were all extremely committed. Our B.Delta
was very different from all the others, and
was tailor-made according to our wishes.
We used the competence we had in our own
company to follow through with these goals.
Deltamarin’s designers told us that we were
very brave to have made these decisions
years ago, and we’re very satisfied with them
too, but it took us a lot of study and training.”
“We thought that Deltamarin was a great
partner during this project. As with any
project, there are several stages, plans and
compromises. But Deltamarin was always
understanding of our wishes and changes.
Those things are not always easy, especially
when you’re working with new sets of rules
or new technology. This project probably
took them more man-hours than they had
expected, so it was a learning curve for the
designers as well. But hopefully they’ve
gained more experience from this project, just
as have we,” Koskinen concludes.
carrier Haaga, the sister
ship of Viikki.
(PHOTO: ESL SHIPPING / OLLI