Deltamarin informed it has launched its new showcase, the ro–pax vessel DeltaChallenger.
The company informed in a statement that its energy efficient and environmentally friendly vessel features technology that has previously not been used on ro-pax vessels.
To reduce fuel consumption the vessel has six rotor sails by Norsepower, giving ca. 10% of the total propulsion power (1.3 MW). Fuel economy and manoeuvrability is gained through the combination of dual-fuel electric machinery, four power plants (2 x 6 MW and 2 x 3 MW) and the new compact Azipod D pod propulsion system from ABB. The steering unit of the pod can be fitted in one deck so that it does not hamper the loading of cars.
The vessel will have GTT Mark III membrane LNG tanks of totally 1,200 m3. The tanks give layout advantages making new efficient loading and unloading configurations possible without decreasing passenger and cargo capacity, Deltamarin said.
The ship will have totally 2,720 m of trailer lanes on main and upper deck. There are 480 car lanes / 104 cars in two levels in lower hold which can be loaded with maximum number of trailers. Alternatively by means of hoistable car decks in use, the ship could be loaded with maximum of 950 cars.
The vessel can carry up to 950 passengers and 50 crew members. There are 267 cabins reserved for passengers and 32 for crew. Deadweight of the vessel is 7,900 t and main dimensions 200 m in length overall, 30.4 m breadth and 6.0 m draught. The service speed is 18.5 knots at design draught.