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Wärtsilä, Deltamarin Introduce New Ferry Designs

Posted on October 5, 2010

Wärtsilä and Deltamarin have introduced a series of ferry designs during the 35th Interferry Conference in New York. The companies discussed the parametric design method, which allows designers to make a clear distinction between the marketable and non-marketable features of a vessel. This allows designers to tailor the marketable features, such as the ship’s recreation area, to each customer’s needs, while using a more industrial method for the non-marketable aspects, such as the engine room layout.

The industrial engineering of ship systems, and the serial effect created from pre-design modules, is estimated to result in a cost savings of 15%, according to Wärtsilä. The fuel economy of these ferries will also improve by 15%.

The partnership between Wärtsilä and Deltamarin also allows the pair to generate customized ferry concept designs for each owner’s budget. The basic design method allows the two companies to produce vessels at a swifter rate, due to the combination of parametrically pre-designed elements and pre-engineered ship machinery and systems, said the company.

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