The New Titanic II
You’ve no doubt heard about the billionaire Australian mining executive, Clive Palmer’s plans to build and operate a new Titanic ship. Well these plans are finally coming to fruition after many financial delays going back as far as 2012. This will be a 21st century reproduction of this famous ocean liner and will now have all the requisite safety and electronics gear.
Palmer originally hoped that his Titanic II, would launch from Chinese shipbuilder CSSC Jinling in 2016 ,but that didn’t happen. Today, however, Turku, Finland, headquartered ship designer Deltamarin said that it has been contracted by Palmer’s Blue Star Line to continue with the design of Titanic II . The contract covers activities and tasks for the design process, consultancy and project management services. Deltamarin will provide Blue Star Line with outline design services including finalizing and modifying the existing design to comply with the latest rules and regulations. These include the SOLAS 2020 requirements and the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).Deltamarin will also further develop the design together with the selected yard and Blue Star Line, and handle the management of consultations with potential shipyards. “We are delighted that Deltamarin – one of the world’s leading ship design companies – will once again be working on Titanic II,” said Clive Palmer, who is Chairman of Blue Star Line, “Deltamarin was one of the first global companies to come aboard when Titanic II was originally launched in 2012 and we are looking forward to continuing our excellent relationship. ”We look forward to developing the highest level of design for a challenging project,” said Kristian Knaapi, Head of Sales and Marketing at Deltamarin.”We look forward to developing the highest level of design for a challenging project. It is a great honor to be part of the history in supporting Blue Star Line in this one-of-a-kind project, the Titanic II.”
Source: Marine Log