Deltamarin, a ship design, offshore engineering and construction group working out of Turku, Finland, has launched its new ferry design “DeltaLinx” during the BaltExpo 2015 exhibition in the beginning in September in Gdańsk, Poland. DeltaLinx is a compact ferry designed for short coastal routes to link small neighbouring towns with an emphasis on minimal environmental footprint, incorporating natural gas fuel.
Earlier this year Deltamarin introduced to the market the “DeltaChallenger” concept, which showcases the future ro-pax vessel powered by hybrid technology (LNG/electricity).
The ready-to-apply DeltaLinx design uses existing technologies to its full potential and integrates them into the smallest possible package (dwt 1,220 t). Its compact main dimensions enable operations in small ports and congested harbours. The design also features a propulsion system that utilises Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel to eliminate sulphur oxides (SOx) and to reduce amounts of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in exhaust gases. A large LNG tank below the car deck is designed for weekly refuelling.
The vessel length of approximately 80 meters allows easy operations between smaller towns and congested ports. Various facilities are provided for 800 passengers on two decks.
The main car deck can accommodate up to 82 cars (incl. partial mezzanine deck) or 16 trucks. The bow and stern ramp arrangement enables easy drive-through loading and unloading operations. The unobstructed main deck (exhaust casings at sides) also helps to smooth the cargo operations.
Class notation: DNVGL 1A1 Car Ferry A MCDK COMF-C(2)V(2) E0 F-M NAUT-AW CLEAN DESIGN DG-P GAS FUELLED TMON PWDK