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- Published on Friday, 06 May 2011 10:18
- Written by Teijo Niemelä
KONE has signed a contract with STX Finland Oy for the delivery of marine elevators to their new cruise ferry. The ship will be built for Viking Line ABP at STX Turku shipyard in Finland and will be an eco-efficient, new-generation vessel. The ship will be delivered to Viking Line in January 2013. The contract includes an option to deliver the same KONE elevators for a sister ship, whose construction will be decided later in 2011.
In order to provide the optimal People Flow(TM) onboard the vessel, KONE assessed the passenger traffic with thorough calculations. KONE will deliver a total of 14 KONE MonoSpace® machine-room-less elevators and KONE MiniSpace® elevators with compact machine-room, all powered by the KONE EcoDisc® hoisting machine. These eco-efficient elevators are equipped with regenerative drives, which will utilize the braking energy of the elevators and generate it back as electric power.
The 214-meter-long cruise ferry for Viking Line will have capacity for 2,800 passengers and will be operated by a 200-member crew. The ship will be the most environmentally friendly passenger vessel to date and has been specially designed for the shallow waters of the Swedish and Finnish archipelago Besides minimized wave forming and noise generation, the ship will have no marine emissions and very low aerial emissions.
"We are proudly contributing with our eco-efficient solutions to this new-generation cruise ferry, and we are happy to continue our established cooperation with both STX and Viking Line", says John Hemgård, Head of Marine Business at KONE.
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