Blue Star Line has contracted Deltamarin to continue with the design of Titanic II following the news that the newbuild project is up and running again.
According to bbc.co.uk. work on the ship was suspended in 2015 over disputed royalties from a Chinese conglomerate, but these matters have now been resolved.
Deltamarin’s 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 finalising 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.
Deltamarin will further develop the design together with the selected yard and Blue Star Line and manage consultations with potential shipyards.
Blue Star Line chairman Clive Palmer said “We are delighted that Deltamarin – one of the world’s leading ship design companies – will once again be working on Titanic II. 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.”
Deltamarin head of sales and marketing Kristian Knaapi said the project team members were excited to continue executing Deltamarin’s core business on Titanic II. “We look forward to developing the highest level of design for a challenging project. It is a great honour to be part of the history in supporting Blue Star Line in this one-of-a-kind project, Titanic II,” Mr Knaapi said.
In December 2018 it was announced that V.Ships Leisure has been appointed as the official ship management services partner for Titanic II.
Along with the project’s other partners including Deltamarin and Tillberg Design, V.Ships Leisure will provide technical and hotel cruise operation insight and support during the project development, tender process, newbuilding supervision and entry into service.
Blue Star Line said it would create an “authentic Titanic experience, providing passengers with a ship that has the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, while integrating modern safety procedures, navigation methods and 21st century technology to produce the highest level of luxurious comfort”.
The ship will follow the original journey, carrying passengers from Southampton to New York, but will also circumnavigate the globe.