Viking Line newbuild is packed with climate smarts

Written by Nick Blenkey

Finland’s Viking Line says that its newbuild cruise ferry, the 63,000 gt M/S Viking Glory, will be one of the most climate-smart passenger ships in the world. It estimates that the ship, currently under construction at China’s Xiamen Shipbuilding will consume up to 10% less fuel than the 57,565 gt M/S Viking Grace, which is smaller and was hailed as the worlds most eco-friendly ship of its time.

Viking Glory will launch into service in 2021 and will be equipped with Wärtsilä 31DF dual fuel engines, which utilize the latest technology and run on completely sulfur-free liquefied natural gas (LNG). As with Viking Grace, Viking Glory will also have the ability to run on biogas, once it becomes a viable fuel alternative in the future.

Viking Glory will have six 31DF engines for efficient optimization of fuel consumption. These engines have the lowest fuel consumption, but at the same time, the highest cylinder output in their segment (550 kW/cylinder), saysProject Manager Kari Granberg, who is in charge of the new construction at Viking Line.

WASTE COLD RECOVERY

Viking Glory will also, in a 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.

Today, recovery of waste heat is already common, but to recycle waste cold for the purposes of refrigeration appliances and cold rooms is an innovative and highly climate-smart solution. Viking Line has carried out development work in collabora....

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