Viking Line’s newbuild will feature accommodation and catering installations by Almaco (Image: Viking Line)
Construction and modernisation firm Almaco will build the 1121 passenger and crew cabins and catering systems onboard Finnish cruise and ferry operator Viking Line’s new ship. The ship will also reduce its environmental impact by using Almaco’s Galley Energy Management system (GEM 2.0).
The ship, which is being built at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry (XSI) shipyard in China, will also feature galleys, bars, pantries, cold rooms, freezers and walk-ins built by Almaco.
Almaco’s contract includes visual turnkey for the ship’s accommodation and catering installations, including flooring, wall and ceiling stainless steel panels of around 800 square metres of galleys and 380 square metres of provision stores.
Almaco’s GEM 2.0 system reduces energy consumption in the galley and will help manage galley operations to minimise energy waste. Viking Line first implemented Almaco’s GEM system in 2013 on Viking Grace, making great strides in energy efficiency for catering solutions.
“Optimised energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly solutions have been focal points for the project, and the new vessel will be among the most energy efficient ships in the world,” said Jan Hanses, president and CEO of Viking Line.
The project is expected to reach completion in 2020 to enter service in early 2021 on the Turku–Åland–Stockholm route.
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