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24 October 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:33 GMT+2



April 11, 2018

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Fleeting the Viking Grace ferry is the first ship on which a turbovela is installed

Viking Line will use this system of wind propulsion also on the new ferry that will be taken in delivery in 2020

The Viking Grace ferry of the company of Finnish navigation fleeting Viking Line is the first ship on which a turbovela is installed, a rotor that takes advantage of the magnus effect in order to create a thrust similar to the lift that is generated by the wing of an airplane. The rotor, planned and realized from the Norsepower Finn, will allow the forecasts to reduce the fuel consumption second and to per year cut the emissions produced from the ship until a total of 900 tons. Tomorrow Viking Grace, equipped of the new rotor, will begin to operate on the route between Turku and Stockholm.

The installed cylindrical rotor on Viking Grace is high 24 meters and has a diameter of four meters. The ship, that it is operating from 2013, uses the which liquified natural gas as fuel.

Viking Line has announced that he will use this system of wind propulsion also on the new ferry that will enter to take part of the fleet in 2020. The ship, that it is constructed in China, will be equipped of two mechanical rotores of the Norsepower.


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