Visit Finland/Jaakko Kivela
Deltamarin’s design will operate for Finferries between Finnish archipelagos, north of Nagu in Turku
Ship designer Deltamarin is currently designing a new vessel for Finferries that will travel between Finnish archipelagos, north of Nagu in Turku.
The ferry operator recently signed a shipbuilding contract with shipyard HL-Metal in Pargas, Finland, to build the new vessel and Deltamarin provided a concept design of the ship during the tender period. Deltamarin will now complete the basic design and major parts of the detailed design.
“We are very happy to continue our long-term collaboration with Finferries and look forward to working with HL-Metal on this project,” said Esa Jokioinen, director of sales at Deltamarin. “This contract is particularly important for us as it showcases our capabilities in the smaller ferries and workboats segment.”
The ship will be 30.8 metres long and 7.8 metres wide, with capacity to carry 25 tonnes and 99 passengers.
“We are glad that Deltamarin had the flexibility to provide us the design capacity for this project at short notice,” said Mats Rosin, CEO of Finferries. “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, said: “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.”
The vessel will start operating on 1 May 2023.
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