Deltamarin announces its collaboration with Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) and Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co. Ltd. (WSIG) in designing three modern and eco-friendly roll-on / roll-off vessels for Airbus aircraft subassembly transportation. The new fleet is set out to cut Co2 emissions by 50% compared to 2023 levels by the year 2030.
Airbus has selected the French shipowner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs to modernize its entire fleet of chartered vessels that transport aircraft subassemblies between production facilities in Europe and the United States.
Deltamarin has previously collaborated with Louis Dreyfus Armateurs on the concept design of the vessels, and now continues with the basic and detail design for the Wuchang shipyard.
Powered by a combination of six Flettner rotors and two dual-fuel engines running on marine diesel oil and e-methanol, the vessels are designed for minimal environmental footprint. The new fleet is expected to reduce average annual transatlantic CO2 emissions from 68,000 to 33,000 tonnes by 2030.
Each new transatlantic vessel will have the capacity to transport around seventy 40-foot containers and six single-aisle aircraft subassembly sets, a substantial increase from current cargo ships.
The vessels will be built, owned, and operated by LDA and are expected to commence operations in 2026.
Deltamarin has significant experience in China, demonstrated by various successful projects completed in Chinese shipyards. These achievements reflect strong cooperation between the parties involved, which is notably evident in the projects carried out for LDA, a client with whom we have maintained a longstanding and strong partnership over the years.
Deltamarin Group provides ship design, offshore engineering, and construction support for the marine and offshore industries worldwide. The services include the full range of consulting, design, and engineering as well as procurement, support for construction and installation. The Group employs around 400 experts in its own and associated companies located in Europe and Asia. Deltamarin is part of China Merchants Group.
For more than 160 years, the LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group (LDA) offers its clients tailor-made maritime solutions with high added value maritime activities and integrated services from ship design to maritime operations.
Through our Values (Innovation, Reactivity), we offer maritime transportation and services in the following dedicated services: Marine Industrial Solutions Division; Logistics & Transport Division and Dry Bulk Division. Offering a worldwide presence with over 2,300 staff and 60 vessels, LDA is a French family group with Headquarters based in France.
About Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group
Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co. Ltd (WSIG), an affiliate of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, is a leading shipbuilding company based in China. With a rich heritage spanning 90 years, the company provides products and services for both military and civilian sectors while also expanding into numerous diversified yet related fields. Founded in 1934, WSIG boasts over abt. 7,000 employees and covers an area of abt. 3,000,000 square meters today. The main civilian ships of WSIG are small and medium-sized Chemical/Oil Tanker, feeder container ship, scientific research ship, ro-ro ship, special marine offshore ship and so on.