Featuring a variety of technological innovations, the LNG-fueled M/S ‘Viking Grace’ is 218-meters long and is expected to be delivered at the beginning of 2013. It will operate on the Turku (Finland) –Åland Islands–Stockholm (Sweden) route, reported The Motor Ship.
“We are very pleased to be able to float out this magnificent cruise ferry according to plans. The project has progressed in good collaboration with the client and vendors,” said Jari Anttila, EVP and COO of STX Finland and director of STX Turku Shipyard. “After this, the works will continue actively by final installation of the various systems of the ship and by interior outfitting.”
‘Viking Grace’ will be fueled by AGA, which will supply the liquefied natural gas from its LNG terminal in Nynäshamn, Sweden. The ship’s consumption of LNG is estimated at 22,500 tons annually, or about 60 tons per day.