Helsinki Shipyard wins order for hybrid expedition cruise vessel

Helsinki - Finnish shipbuilding company Helsinki Shipyard Oy has won an order from the British cruise line Swan Hellenic for a luxury expedition cruise vessel. The order comes at a very difficult situation for the global cruise and shipbuilding industry due to the impact of COVID-19 on traveling and demand for cruises

Helsinki - Finnish shipbuilding company Helsinki Shipyard Oy has won an order from the British cruise line Swan Hellenic for a luxury expedition cruise vessel. The order comes at a very difficult situation for the global cruise and shipbuilding industry due to the impact of COVID-19 on traveling and demand for cruises.

The latest order is the third cruise vessel the British cruise line has ordered at the yard. The design for the new 25 meter LOA vessel has already started and the construction is set to begin in the summer of 2021. The 12,000-GRT vessel is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2022.

The new vessel is larger than its predecessors and designed to sail to all continents. The expedition ship will feature a 4,6-megawatt diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system with selective catalytic reduction, 3-megawatt max. battery package and PC6 ice-strengthened hull.

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