B.Delta

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The B.Delta is a family of bulk cargo ships designed by Deltamarin.[1]

Design[edit]

Generally, the B.Delta design has a relatively wide beam and shallow draft; it emphasises a combination of low fuel consumption and high deadweight.

The exact specification varies, but a recent order for handysize B.Delta37 carriers featured:[2]

  • 179.99m length
  • 30m beam
  • 10.5m Scantling draft
  • 17.6mt daily consumption at 14 knot service speed
  • 38,500t deadweight
  • 50,000m³ cargo capacity

Other larger and smaller variants include the B.Delta25, B.Delta43, B.Delta64, B.Delta82 and B.Delta210.

Sales[edit]

The ships are built in several third-party shipyards following Deltamarin's design. As of February 2014, 120<http://www.deltamarin.com/shipdesign/bulk-carriers/> B.Delta ships have been ordered, including 21 orders for B.Delta37 ships built by Yangfang Shipyard.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deltamarin design proves popular". The Motorship. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "New design Contract for Deltamarin's B.Delta Bulk Carriers". Maritime Executive. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Deltamarin B.Delta bulker sales pass 100 mark". MarineLog. Retrieved 22 February 2014.