World's largest LNG fueled passenger ship

By Keith Henderson at December 23, 2010 07:52
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STX Finland and Viking Line have now confirmed their October agreement for the construction of a 214 m, 57,000 gross tons passenger cruise ferry with a speed of 23 kts: the agreement includes an option for a sister ship.
Viking Line plan for the ship to cruise extensively in the shallow waters of the Finnish and Swedish archipelago therefore their specification of a vessel with a minimum impact on the environment. The use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel the vessel will reduce exhaust emissions to a very low level, in addition, environmental issues including noise levels and wave formation will also be addressed in the design of what will be the world’s largest LNG fuelled passenger shp. The engines have a dual fuel capability are also able to run on diesel fuel if LNG is not available
The ship has a crew of 200 and  will accommodate up to 2,800 passengers in 880 cabins. There is 1,275 lane meters for road freight, plus 500 lane meters for private cars on a separate deck: further car space is available on lifting decks.
The cost of the ship is reported to be EUR240 million however Viking Line is expected to qualify for an EUR 30 million investment support earmarked for environmentally friendly projects. Payment of the subsidy is only after delivery and requires approval of the European Commission.
The new ships is scheduled for completion in 2013 at the STX yard in Turku which is presently vacant since last month’s departure of the Allure of the Seas.

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This is a major milestone

Capt Guru N Misra |     1/3/2011 9:43:45 PM #

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