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Deltamarin designs low-CO2 ships for Airbus

Caption: Deltamarin is planning a total of three "Airbus ships"

They are designed to significantly reduce CO2 emissions – the three new RoRo ships that will transport Airbus aircraft parts across the oceans. The new vessels are being designed by Deltamarin.

As announced by Deltamarin, the design office will develop the three roll-on/roll-off ships in collaboration with Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) and Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group (WSIG). The new fleet is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2023 levels, according to the company[ds_preview].

Airbus has commissioned French shipping company Louis Dreyfus Armateurs to modernize its entire fleet of chartered ships that transport aircraft assemblies between production sites in Europe and the United States. The ship designer has already worked with Louis Dreyfus Armateurs on the design of the vessels and is now continuing with the basic and detailed design for the shipyard in Wuchang.

Deltamarin plans six Flettner rotors per ship

The ships will be powered by six Flettner rotors and two dual-fuel engines. The engines can run on marine diesel and e-methanol. The new fleet is expected to reduce average annual transatlantic CO2 emissions from 68,000 to 33,000 tons by 2030, according to Deltamarin.

Each new transatlantic vessel will have the capacity to carry approximately seventy 40-foot containers and six single-aisle aircraft assemblies, a significant increase over current freighters, the designer said.

The ships will be built and operated by LDA. They are scheduled to enter service in 2026.

Deltamarin plant insgesamt drei »Airbus-Schiffe«
Deltamarin is planning a total of three “Airbus ships”

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