Deltamarin Ltd has signed a contract with Chinese Guangzhou Shipyard International Co, Ltd (GSI) for consultancy and engineering services for the DFDS ro-pax ferries.

DFDS originally signed a contract with OSK-ShipTech for the development of the outline concepts and tender documents, for both the ro-ro vessels now contracted at Jinling, and the ro-pax vessels contracted at GSI.

When MSC/GNV/Moby decided to order ferries at GSI too, DFDS said it wanted to prefer to have an advisor not involved in both projects.

The shipbuilding contract for two ro-pax ferries was signed on February 12 between DFDS and GSI. Both ro-pax ships are planned to be delivered in 2021.

The 4,500 lane metres, 600-pax ships will be deployed on one of the Baltic routes connecting Lithuania to either Sweden or Germany.