John Clement and Kim Andersson (to the left) work for DNV GL, a specialist in maritime safety and environmental issues, are working closely on the shipyard with Viking Line's project manager Kari Granberg (to the right). In addition to Viking Lines Vikings, many Nordic partners are present at the shipyard.
Viking Line sent a team of some twenty employees to the Chinese shipyard to lead the work and ensure quality.
The construction work is being led by Project Manager Kari Granberg, assisted by engineers and team leaders from Finland, Åland and Sweden. Since safety is our first concern, there’s also a dedicated team member who monitors occupational health, safety and environmental issues and ensures that safety requirements are met.
November 23, Viking Line signed an intention agreement with XSI
April 5, Viking Line signed a shipbuilding contract Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co.
September 3, the production started by Viking Line President and CEO Jan Hanses.
22 500 suggestions, 10 finalists, 30 000 votes and 1 winner. Viking Glory is the name of Viking Line’s new ship.
June 3, a dozen euro coins and Chinese yuan coins in various denominations have been placed under the Viking Glory’s keel during the ancient keel laying ceremony.
The ship was launched January 26th at the XSI Shipyard in Xiamen, China.