Deltamarin to carry out design work for new Finnlines ferries

Deltamarin to carry out design work for new Finnlines ferries
The two Superstar ferries will be the largest in Finnlines' fleet

Naval architect Deltamarin is to carry out approval and detail design work for Finnlines’ two new Superstar ro-pax ferries, after signing a contract with China Merchants Jinling (Weihai) shipyard.

“We at Deltamarin are extremely happy and thankful to get this contract during this very abnormal global business environment caused by Covid-19,” said Janne Uotila, managing director of Deltamarin. “This proves that Deltamarin’s expertise in the ro-pax segment is highly valued from the client side. These new ro-pax vessels will be among the most environmentally friendly vessels of their type. Finnlines is at the forefront when it comes to sustainable shipping operations that also perfectly fit the values of our company.”

The work will be mainly carried out at Deltamarin’s offices in Finland. The company has previously provided the shipyard with consultancy and contract design services on the project.

“This contract with Deltamarin further deepens the collaboration between our two companies,” said Justin Liu, deputy general manager of China Merchants Jinling (Weihai) shipyard. “We and the end customers have always been very satisfied with the support provided by Deltamarin in these demanding projects. We look forward to providing Finnlines with these eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax vessels.”

The Superstar ferries will be 235 metres long and capacity for around 1,200 passengers, making them the largest in the Finnlines fleet. They will be introduced on the Naantali – Långnäs – Kapellskär route between Finland and Sweden after their delivery in 2023.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
24 June 2020

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