Independent tests confirm Norsepower Rotor Sail savings on Viking Grace

Independent tests confirm Norsepower Rotor Sail savings on Viking Grace

Norsepower Oy Ltd., the leading provider of low maintenance, software operated, data verified auxiliary renewable wind energy propulsion systems, today announced that independent test results showed that …
May 16, 2019 /  Vessels
ABB signs breakthrough contract for marine automation in China

ABB signs breakthrough contract for marine automation in China

ABB has won its first marine automation system contract for a cruise ferry in China, after the technology package for Chinese-built Viking Line vessel has been extended to include the ABB Ability™ System …
Nov 14, 2018 /  Curious
EU supports the infrastructure developments on Tallinn-Helsinki maritime link TWIN-PORT with EUR 21.4 million

EU supports the infrastructure developments on Tallinn-Helsinki maritime link TWIN-PORT with EUR 21.4 million

The ports of Tallinn and Helsinki together with the City of Helsinki and the passenger ship operators Tallink, Viking Line and Eckerö Line obtained EUR 21.4 million EU funding within the 2017 CEF Transport Blending …
Oct 4, 2018 /  Curious
Viking Grace installs rotor sail for wind-assisted propulsion

Viking Grace installs rotor sail for wind-assisted propulsion

The LNG-fuelled ferry is the first passenger ship in the world equipped with a rotor sail for wind-assisted propulsion. Viking Line has installed a rotor sail on the LNG-fuelled Viking Grace (see also …
May 1, 2018 /  Vessels
Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for a complete fuel gas handling system for Viking Grace

Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for a complete fuel gas handling system for Viking Grace

The technology group Wärtsilä and Viking Line, a Finnish ferry company, have signed an Optimised Maintenance agreement for the Wärtsilä LNGPac system onboard passenger ferry Viking Grace (see …
Apr 19, 2018 /  Vessels
Viking Grace transforms into a sailing ship on 12 April (Video)

Viking Grace transforms into a sailing ship on 12 April (Video)

Viking Line starts collaboration with the winds of the Baltic Sea. The M/S Viking Grace is the first passenger ship in the world equipped with a rotor sail for the utilisation of wind power. Developed by the Finnish …
Apr 12, 2018 /  Vessels
Viking Line is renewing both vessels travelling along its Turku route

Viking Line is renewing both vessels travelling along its Turku route

Viking Line continues renewing its fleet. Both Viking Grace and Amorella, which travel between Turku and Stockholm, will be taken out of service briefly during January–February. Viking Grace returned to service on …
Feb 5, 2018 /  Vessels
Viking Line decides not to exercise its option on another vessel

Viking Line decides not to exercise its option on another vessel

Viking Line has decided not to exercise its option on a second ship included in its shipbuilding contract with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co, Ltd. Viking Line – which made the announcement in a statement …
Feb 2, 2018 /  Vessels
Norsafe Enters the Cruise and Passenger Ferry Market

Norsafe Enters the Cruise and Passenger Ferry Market

Norsafe has recently developed a modern, Partially Enclosed Lifeboat (PELB) providing a secure and protected means of escape for persons on-board passenger vessels. The SOLAS compliant Minima 88 is a compact 8.8m long …
Jan 11, 2018 /  Curious
Record volume for Viking Line in 2017

Record volume for Viking Line in 2017

The total number of passengers who travelled with Viking Line in 2017 was 6,881,149 (6,502,191) or nearly 6 per cent more than in 2016. That figure is the highest in Viking Line’s history. The number of cargo units …
Jan 5, 2018 /  Cruise