The companies intend to sign the final contract in mid-2018 (Image :Vard)
Norwegian shipyard Vard, a subsidiary of Fincantieri, has signed a letter of intent to design and construction of two cruise vessels for Viking Cruises.
The companies intend to sign the final contract in mid-2018 and the agreement will also include the option for two more vessels to be built in the future.
Both vessels will be developed by Vard Design in close cooperation with Viking and will feature environmentally friendly technology and solutions to guarantee safe operations.
The vessels are scheduled for delivery from Vard in Norway in the second quarters of 2021 and 2022.
“It is our pleasure to work with Viking to develop a new series of cruise vessels,” said Roy Reite, CEO and executive director of Vard. “The company is well known for its expansion in river cruises and ocean cruises, and it is now looking to Norway for the design and construction of its new cruise fleet. We are honoured to be chosen as its partner in this exciting project and look forward to continuing the excellent cooperation with the Viking team.”
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