The vessel is certainly beautiful as it sails across the open sea for the very first time. After a six-day sea trial, the first of two, the systems on board have now been checked to make sure they function the way they should.
Jun 23, 2021
Today Viking Glory happily returned to its berth at the shipyard after its first voyage on the open sea. Nearly 200 passengers were on board, and the actual reason for the journey was to inspect that all the systems installed function in compliance with strict standards and inspection specifications. Among the features inspected were ABB’s Azipod® propulsion system, the vessel’s manoeuvrability and its emergency equipment, such as lifeboats and fire alarms. When the public areas are all completed, a second sea trial will take place, which will include measuring sound levels and vibrations.
“Viking Glory did really well out at sea. It’s a fantastic experience having it confirmed that everything works as planned after years of hard work. We have now reached an important milestone and can look forward to a final sea trial and the vessel entering into service early next year,” says project manager Kari Granberg.
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.