The Letter of Intent between Aker Yards
and Viking Line has been confirmed as an
order. The LOI, which is for a fast passenger/car ferry, was signed on November 21 by Aker Yards and Viking Line and is worth approximately $140-150 million.
The contract includes options for two similar vessels.
The vessel intended for the Helsinki-Tallinn route will be 607 ft. (185 m) long and 98 ft. (27.7) m wide, taking 2500 passengers. The vessel will reach a speed of 25 knots driven by 40 MW engines.