Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd has engaged Deltamarin for the design and engineering of the first two in a series of new short-sea 4,200-CEU pure car truck carriers (PCTCs) being built for Piraeus-based Neptune Lines.
The dual-fuelled ships, developed by the Chinese-owned ship design firm under the so-called Genesis Project, are due for delivery in 2026. They incorporate a range of features that increase cargo capacity by 36% compared with existing vessels in the company’s fleet, and reduce emissions well ahead of global targets, the company said.
The hybrid vessels will operate on LNG or conventional fuel, with batteries, controllable pitch propellers, shaft generators, various thrusters, and an ability to plug in to shore power where available. The ships will be classified by DNV.
Neptune Lines’ CEO, Craig Jasienski, commented: "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."
Janne Uotila, CEO of Deltamarin, said: "We are proud that Neptune Lines has chosen us as the designer for their next generation PCTC vessels and are pleased with the excellent cooperation 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 programme for Neptune Lines."
The project has already started and is being handled from Deltamarin’s office in Finland.
Deltamarin hired for engineering of new PCTCs