Finland-based Deltamarin, along with Elomatic, has entered into a large-scale tri-party engineering contract with German shipyard MV Werften to design a mega passenger vessel.

The deal, the value of which has not been disclosed, covers engineering parts of the basic and detailed design of the vessel, and 860 man-years of work.

The new global class passenger vessel to be built for cruise line Star Cruises will be over 340m long, 45m wide and have a gross register tonnage of 200,001.

"This is a very significant project for us and shows that our expertise in passenger ship design is highly valued internationally."

The entire shipbuilding project will require around four years of time, with delivery scheduled for 2020.

Deltamarin managing director Mika Laurilehto said: “This is a very significant project for us and shows that our expertise in passenger ship design is highly valued internationally.

“It will have a long-term positive effect on employment at Deltamarin and we look forward to delivering the high quality technical expert services that such a vessel requires.”

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Additionally, both Deltamarin and Elomatic will provide technical site services to MV Werften during the construction of the ship.

The deal will also bring new opportunities to the entire marine cluster, as well as suppliers and turnkey companies in Finland.

In April this year, Deltamarin was selected to provide a comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) package for Stena Line’s ro-pax ferry newbuilds, to be built at AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China.

Image: Once completed, Star Cruises new vessel will be the largest passenger ship ever built in Germany. Photo: courtesy of Deltamarin Ltd.