October 31, 2019

“Viking Glory Will Be One Of The Most Climate-Smart Passenger Ships In The World”

This is the title of a new website from Viking Line, about their new ferry –VIKING GLORY– under construction in China.

Kudos to Viking Line for the way they present the vessel on their website, and for their investment in advanced green technology.

Some highlights:

  • 10% less fuel consumption
  • First ship in the world to be equipped with six Wärtsilä 31DF dual fuel engines, LNG as main fuel.
  • These engines have the lowest fuel consumption, but at the same time, the highest cylinder output in their segment (550 kW/cylinder).
  • Biogas is possible
  • World first: recover the waste cold from the use of LNG and recycle it for use in cold counters, cold rooms and other special rooms.
  • A Climeon energy recycling system that harnesses and converts waste heat from the engines into electricity. (can generate up to 40% of the electricity required for the passenger functions).
  • Dynamic air conditioning and lighting system will be installed onboard, which will have a direct effect on energy consumption. This system will be controlled by the booking system: if a cabin remains empty at departure, it will be set in a power-saving mode, thereby minimising air-conditioning and heating for that particular cabin.
  • The Azipod propeller system by ABB will save time and fuel in terms of ship manoeuvring. Viking Glory will be the first passenger ship of this kind in the world to utilise this propeller system.