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Thursday, March 18, 2021 

Finnish design house Deltamarin says that in addition to the upcoming rules for EEXI and CII, there is a growing interest among ship owners and operators to understand the true well-to-wake emissions of newbuildings.

The company adds that it is important to gain control of the total cost of both today’s and future choices of fuels and technologies in such projects. Shipping decarbonisation is technically a combination of smart operations, innovative, efficient ship design and low-carbon fuels. Deltamarin’s new design tools aim to gain control of all of these.

Deltamarin partnered recently with DNV, Total and Minerva Marine to perform a joint industry project (JIP) regarding various fuel alternatives with two different tankers as case studies. The project included assessment of different options for decarbonization with respect to design of vessels, financials, and environmental performance – both on well-to-wake as well as tank-to-wake basis. The case vessels in the project were to Deltamarin’s new design, but the operation profile was based on measurements from existing, modern tanker vessels of similar size.

The JIP is part of Deltamarin’s continuous development activities in the field of making decarbonisation reality for customers.Although the focus of the JIP was in comparing various fuel and certain technology alternatives with each other, it enabled evaluation of the role of good, fuel efficient ship design in the decarbonisation context. The project also enhanced understanding of the importance of having real data available for analyses. T

According to Deltamarin, there are many alternative paths for carbon neutral or zero emission maritime industry, and the best solutions are found together utilising experience and smart design processes for the actual work. Innovations are made by ensuring compatibility of the tailor made concept with the business case, taking the total cost of ownership into account.

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