Viking Line’s Contract for New LNG Ship Moves Forward
Viking Line says the Chinese company Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd has met all conditions in the shipbuilding contract for a new LNG-powered passenger cruise ship to operate between Finland and Sweden. The ship has a planned delivery in 2020.
The total contract amount is about $221 million, and the agreement also includes an option for another vessel. The new vessel will be a collaborative project, and the plan is to engage a number of Finnish and other European suppliers. The energy-efficient vessel will have a passenger capacity of 2,800 people.