Wartsila to Support Sustainable Operations on Viking Line’s New Climate-Smart Flagship

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 3/1/2022, Location: Europe

The technology group Wartsila will provide technical management for a broad scope of solutions installed on Viking Line’s new climate-smart vessel Viking Glory under a three-year contract. The agreement was signed in December 2021.

Viking Glory begins its first commercial sailing this week. It features many cutting-edge technologies intended to minimize climate impact and air pollution. The new agreement covers six LNG-powered Wartsila 31DF engines, two LNGPac fuel gas supply systems and three tunnel thrusters.

The Technical Management Agreement (TMA) covers maintenance planning for the above Wartsila equipment, as well as on-demand remote operational and technical support. Also included is Wartsila Expert Insight, giving unique visibility into engine health, allowing advanced diagnostics and real-time optimization of the performance and emissions.

“Viking Glory is a flagship for climate-smart technology and encapsulates our group ambition to be a forerunner of responsible navigation,” said Jan Hanses, CEO, Viking Line. “Wartsila's technical support as well as its technologies will help us achieve this vision.”

“Wartsila is delighted to continue the collaboration with Viking Line on their new flagship,” said Henrik Wilhelms, Director, Agreement Sales, Wartsila Marine Power. “A vessel designed to minimize emissions is just the start. Successful maintenance and technical support is needed to keep equipment and the vessel operating at top efficiency and ensure the lowest possible carbon footprint in the future. This strong collaboration will ensure that Viking Glory delivers on its promise.”

Wartsila’s support for Viking Glory joins its long-term Optimized Maintenance Agreement for engines and other Wartsila equipment on Viking Grace, another highly sustainable vessel launched ten years ago. Although Viking Grace is smaller – at 218m rather than 222m length and 32m beam rather than 35m – Viking Glory will use 10% less fuel because of the advanced technologies installed.

Optimized maintenance and technical management agreements form an essential pillar of Wartsila’s Lifecycle Agreements offering, helping to secure cost-effective and emissions-compliant operations across the lifecycle of customers’ vessels.

Other Wartsila equipment on the vessel includes the Aquarius UV ballast water management system, Nacos Platinum navigation system and dynamic positioning system.

Viking Glory will sail between Turku in Finland and Stockholm in Sweden from March 2022.


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