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VEM 19.03.2015

Sweet dreams on the “Viking Star”


VEM tested the electrical main drives for compliance with vibration and noise limit requirements on the cruise ship’s sea trial.

The new cruise liner, the Viking Star, underwent a variety of tests during its test voyage with two VEM employees on board performing measurements on the electrical main drives from VEM’S Dresden location. The tests focused on compliance with strict vibration and noise limits; an ingenious decoupling system keeps noise from the drives from intruding into the passenger cabins. Measurements showed that the system was holding its own.

Watch the cruise company’s sea trial video here.

The main motors on the Viking Star deliver 7.25 MW each; VEM’s Sachsenwerk plant constructed the propulsion units, thrusters and diesel generators for US-based Viking Ocean Cruises’ oceanic behemoth. Decades of experience in constructing marine drives have once again ensured full order books for 2015 at the VEM Dresden location. The plant builds motors and generators at up to 200 tonnes for any type of vessel, with low-voltage machines for various auxiliary drives rounding off the range at VEM.

The Viking Star is scheduled to set off from Istanbul on its maiden voyage through the Mediterranean on 11 April 2015, to be officially launched on 17 May 2015 in Bergen, Norway.


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