Viking Line’s new LNG-fueled ro-pax ferry Viking Glory has been chosen as the winner of the Shippax Ro-Pax Interior Design Award for 2022. A Shippax Special Award was given to Mercy Ships’ Global Mercy, the largest civilian hospital ship in the world.
Deltamarin congratulated both Viking Line and Mercy Ships on these great recognitions, having been involved in the projects. The Shippax Awards were launched as a means of stimulating innovative solutions and honouring the trendsetters in the industry.
Viking Glory was presented by the judges of Shippax Awards as follows: “The Viking Glory is taking the ‘ferry cruising’ concept to a new dimension, creating a fresh travel experience through a design inspired by both the sea and the culture of the Nordic countries. With this innovative approach she perpetuates Viking Line’s successful ‘cruise ferry’ tradition launched back in the 1970s.”
Deltamarin developed the vessel concept together with Viking Line and delivered assistance in the tender and contract phases. Interior was designed together with an architecture and design agency Koncept TM.
For this climate-smart passenger ship, special focus was put on hull form development, weight control, energy efficiency and improvement of the General Arrangement. Attention was paid to the vessel’s fuel efficiency and the new concept ended up being 10 per cent more energy efficient.
Global Mercy was presented by the judges as follows: “As the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, Global Mercy will bring healthcare to the poorest of the poor, effectively doubling the capacity of the charity organisation Mercy Ships.
“Global Mercy is based on a Stena Ro-Pax design; what usually is the car deck has been turned into six operating rooms and hospital wards. This documents the enormous adaptability of a Ro-Pax designs and their usability even in crisis management contexts.“
Deltamarin developed the vessel concept in cooperation with Stena RoRo and assisted in technical procurement handling. Deltamarin also provided approval and detail design of the vessel, including Safe Return to Port documentation and model test coordination.
Global Mercy has a hospital area of about 7,000 m2, containing six operating rooms, an intensive care unit, clinical laboratory, diagnostic radiology, hospital supply and pharmacy services to provide services for people with no other access to the help they need.