Viking XPRS

With dry waste handling systems from Uson Marine onboard, it is simple and convenient for the crew to separate the waste into fractions and reduce its volume for recycling ashore.

Case Story: Viking XPRS

Currently in service on the Helsinki to Tallin route, Viking Line’s Ro-Pax ferry Viking XPRS is designed for minimum environmental impact. With dry waste handling systems from Uson Marine onboard, it is simple and convenient for the crew to separate the waste into fractions and reduce its volume for recycling ashore. Food waste is ground up and transported ashore to Envor Biotech’s plant in Forssa in Finland where it is used to produce biogas.


Susanna Airola, Viking Line’s Environmental Coordinator: “By sorting the waste onboard and reducing its volume, we fulfill regulations for disposal of waste both at sea and ashore, and minimize our waste disposal costs. Uson Marine Project Manager Marcus Mazetti gave the crew instructions in the use of the equipment. They like the systems because they are labour saving and easy to operate.”


Kari Granberg, Project Manager, Newbuildings, Viking Line: “We’ve had a long relationship with Uson Marine and we discussed this project in depth with them during the design stage. They have been chosen to supply both dry waste and food waste handling systems for our current newbuilding NB1376.”


Dry waste handling systems from 
Uson Marine on Viking XPRS

Dry waste sorted and compacted

For general waste, a chute is installed from deck 9 to car deck 3, with access doors on decks 9, 8, 7 and 6. The chute ends in a Uson Marine compacting shredder. Under the shredder is a container on a wagon for easy pick-up by collecting truck. 

For glass, a chute is installed from deck 9 to car deck 3, with access doors on decks 9, 8, 7 and 6. The chute ends in a Uson Marine glass crusher. A container for crushed glass is located under the crusher. 

Two Uson Marine baling presses are installed to handle cardboard and soft plastic.

 

 

Uson Marine systems chosen for Viking Line newbuilding NB1376

Viking Line has chosen Uson Marine dry waste and food waste handling systems for NB1376, currently under construction at STX Europe in Turku, Finland.

With a length of 213 m and designed to carry 3,000 people (passengers and crew), the ship is the first of its size to use LNG as the main fuel. It is expected to be the most environmentally friendly cruise ferry ever built.

Uson Marine’s scope of supply will include: A food waste vacuum system with an 18 m3 tank (it is planned to use food waste for biogas production); two chutes for general waste; one chute for glass; three baling presses for cardboard and two baling presses for soft plastic.

 

Uson Marine’s scope of supply – main 
components on Viking XPRS

  • Chute for general waste, diameter 600 mm
    – Compacting shredder, model USC-2030.
  • Chute for glass, diameter 400 mm:
    – Glass crusher, model USC-2020G.
  • 2 x UBP-80 baling presses for cardboard and soft plastic

 

Viking XPRS

  • Shipowner: Viking Line Abp
  • Type of vessel: Ro-Pax
  • Flag: Swedish
  • Built 2008

  • Shipyard: Aker Yards, Helsinki, Finland
  • Length: 185 m

  • Beam: 28 m
  • No. of people onboard: 2,500
  • Design: Deltamarin
  • Classification: Lloyds register of shipping
  • Area of operation: Baltic Sea (Helsinki-Tallinn)