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2011

Cutting of steel
The premises of the project
Kids ship
First day at a new job!
Playing green for the Baltic Sea
Cutting of Steel  ceremony photos
Introduction to NB 1376
Let us entertain you
World Design Capital Helsinki 2012
Introducing dSign
LNG is our choice
New website for Viking Line’s Newbuilding 1376
New parts arrive
The race for the new name gets hotter!
The size of the project
Making your dinner unforgettable
The woman making your cabin comfortable
Whatever you desire

Dec

2012

What’s the best experience made of
Viking Line and environment
The name contest is over!
Meet the King of the Kitchen
Viking Line at Matka 2012
Winter in Turku
Expectations for NB 1376
Where the inspiration comes from
WDC Helsinki’s Studio in Helsinki

Jan

2012

The Baltic Sea is our employer
Teenagers, speak out!
Hibox equips Viking Line’s new ferry
Draw your dreamboat
Finally a wonderful name!
She will be called the M/S Viking Grace
The “Grand Block”
Cleaner water, reduced air pollution
AGA to supply liquefied natural gas
AGA to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG)
M/S Viking Grace taking shape
The size of the project gets bigger!
Energy efficiency of M/S Viking Grace
A smoother ride

Feb

2012

Lady of the invitations
Tasteful experiences in the Baltic Sea
Keel laying of M/S Viking Grace
Korpi & Gordon- cabin design with a twist
Introducing the Gantry Crane
Facilitating Movement On-board
What’s your pleasure?
We are looking for more excellent people!
Strong and environmentally sound
The Beauty of The Shipyard

Mar

2012

Meet the officers!
The ferry that enhances day light
In Celebration of Finnish Design
Presenting the finalists
A day in the life of the cruise manager
The ceremonies of shipbuilding

Apr

2012

A day in the life of the cruise manager
The philosophy behind the fashion onboard
The shipyard through the captain’s eyes
The Shipboard Management
Presenting the winner: Mirva Malmgren

May

2012

The man who built Graceland
Creating the show
ABB’s EMMA™ Advisory Suite
Greetings from the Communications!
Teenagers, welcome on board!
The Archipelago – Let’s take care of it!
The Nordic summer

Jun

2012

Garden Party à la M/S Viking Grace
How much do you know about the cabins?
Greetings from the Cruise Manager!

Jul

2012

The launch of M/S Viking Grace
The float out of M/S Viking Grace
M/S Viking Grace arrived at the dock
Creating waves of new sensations
The blueprint of M/S Viking Grace
M/S Viking Grace equipped by Wärtsilä
LNG vs. the Low Sulphur Directive: 1-0
The beauty arrives at the platform
Preserving the archipelago
Giving shape to M/S Viking Grace

Aug

2012

An oasis with the Baltic Sea’s best view
M/S Viking Grace takes actions for maritime safety
Planning Onboard Entertainment
Seven exciting<br />restaurants and bars
Jingle competition!
Seas and swells

Sep

2012

Envisioning and creating M/S Viking Grace
Unforgettable spa experience!
The finalists have been chosen
Greenest ship for conferences on board
We’ve picked a winner!
The other cruise manager has been chosen!
M/S Viking Grace opens her doors
Meetings with beautiful views
Sales of Maiden Voyage started!
The birth of M/S Viking Grace
Introducing the entertainment staff
Entertainment à la M/S Viking Grace

Oct

2012

The drivers’ sauna is warming up!
Tuned in to the digital age
Accelerating the speed!
A fun-filled ferry awaits all kids!
What constitutes excellent customer service?

Nov

2012

Take a peek inside M/S Viking Grace
Accessibility on board is a huge achievement!
How it all started
Safety on board
Christmas at sea

Dec

2013

Worthy uniforms for the flagship of the Baltic
Viking Grace will have its own ecological wines
As one door closes, another wonderful door opens.
Finishing touches
M/S Viking Grace handed over to Viking Line
Sea trial
M/S Viking Grace christening ceremony
Delivery day
Maiden voyage
The birth of M/S Viking Grace

Jan

2013

What are your expectations for M/S Viking Grace?

Feb

2013

A new ship has entered service

Apr

2013

Almost six months in traffic!

May

2013

An international travel service
M/S Viking Grace already hosts one million travellers

Oct

2013

All-inclusive Anniversary Cruise

Nov

2013

Viking Grace Champagne Weeks

Dec

Technology

30.03.2012
Strong and environmentally sound technology

Strong and environmentally sound

When I started working in my current position at new years I soon realized that I was travelling a lot with my car. My wife and I then concluded that there was enough reason to purchase a hybrid car. It combines an electric motor with a small combustion engine and has become my favorite tool in my daily work. This vehicle has a reasonable fuel economy and causes less environmental pollution.

The propulsion of M/S Viking Grace will be powered by a gas electric machinery run by 4 pcs of Wärtsilä 8L50DF engines using LNG as fuel. Technically it is not fully applicable to compare this layout to my hybrid car but one thing they have in common: there is a strongly motivational aspect by working with this sort of new technology.

The same goes for all the materials we are installing on M/S Viking Grace during her construction, especially the amount of steel, about 14000 tons, that will be used for the production until the ship has become that masterpiece of engineering it is designed to be. The material strength, weldability, surface finish and measurement accuracy has to be properly calculated, designed and produced to achieve the agreed high standards of quality. That massive amount of steel has been delivered by manufacturers who have to comply with the rules and standards set by the Classification Society Lloyds Register.

The other materials used on board the vessel are also monitored by Lloyds Register. M/S Viking Grace will become one of the first vessels to be built in accordance with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships of 2009. This means that all materials used during the construction phase shall be listed in a “Green Passport”, a document that has to be kept updated continuously. The purpose is that when the ship reaches the end of it´s lifecycle there should be sufficient documentation enabling a safe scrapping procedure causing minimum risk to labor and nature during these works.

But now the construction of M/S Viking Grace shall first of all be completed and then the ship will be operated, serving millions of passengers and vehicles travelling between Finland and Sweden, during years to come. I am eagerly waiting for the hull to arise at the STX Finland shipyard in Turku.

Henrik Grönvik
Captain, Senior Master M/S Viking Grace