The M/S Viking Grace of the renowned Finnish shipping company VIKING LINE impresses by a completely new vessel concept regarding ecology and design. The ship can alternatively use three different kinds of fuel: petrol, diesel or liquefied natural gas (LNG). The M/S Viking Grace features a hydrodynamically opti-
mised hull in order to both minimise the fuel consumption and to guarantee a smooth journey. The new sound absorption technology ensures a very low noise level.
For the decorative lighting, the engineers were also looking for innovative ways to save energy. The LED solutions from the brand MONACOR are a perfect choice for the sustainable concept. In order to, among other things, draw attention to the spa and pool areas with a modern lighting design, more than 4,700 metres of the flexible and efficient LED strips were applied in total. The attractive colours of the humidity-
proof versions LEDS-10WP/WWS, LEDS-5MP/WWS and LEDS-5MPL/RGB allow for unlimited possibilities to achieve a particularly pleasant environment. The CU-4DMX and CU-6DMX allow for a particularly conveni-
ent control. Jouni Sironen, AV coordinator at VIKING LINE also confirms: "The versions from MONACOR feature a flexibility and luminous intensity which make them first choice, especially in rooms requiring
a humidity-proof solution." The impressive lighting effects will ensure maximum creativity and help to reduce the energy costs to a minimum in the future.
The product range of LED technology from MONACOR comprises well over 150 products. Beside LED strips, it also includes LED tubes, LED panels or LED lamps as well as controllers and the required installation accessories. Simply look out for the eco:pro sign where high energy-saving potential is combined with a long life.
In 1959 first genuine Baltic Sea car ferry, the S/S Viking, was placed in traffic between the Finnish mainland, the Åland Islands and Sweden. This was the first phase of an almost revolutionary expansion in ferry com-
munications. More than 50 vessels have sailed in the fleets of the Viking Ship companies, and over 180 million passengers have travelled with the company’s vessels since the start. Today Viking Line has seven vessels in traffic on the Baltic Sea serving more than 6,4 million passengers per year. Operations include passenger services, recreation and cargo carrier services. The number of employees is approximately 3,000. The company was listed on Helsinki Stock exchange in 1995.