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Type B.Delta25 bulk carriers to be built for the first time

Friday, 06 Jul 2012

Deltamarin announced a newbuilding contract with CSSC / Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard Co. Ltd., China, for type B.Delta25 bulk carriers. It is the first time that vessels of that type will be built.

Drawing of a type B.Delta bulk carrier

Deltamarin will procure the basic design, part of the detail design and the technical procurement handling. The 28,000 tdw single-hull bulk carriers will be 175m long and 27m wide with a cargo volume of 37,000m³ and a service speed at design draught of 14 knots. According to Deltamarine, the newbuildings will have a shallow draught and good manoeuvring capabilities, intended for operation in restricted water depths. Furthermore, the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) is said to be 23% less than the requirements to come into force. The work will be carried out at Deltamarin’s offices in Europe and China.