Wärtsilä has signed a contract with Viking Line to provide technical management for the installation of various solutions for Viking Line’s new smart RoRo passenger vessel “Viking Glory”.
“Viking Glory” LNG-powered RoRo passenger ship is one of the most adaptable to climate change and the most intelligent and environmentally friendly ships in the world. It is a 2,800-passenger RoRo passenger ship built by Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Corporation.
The vessel is built with a length of 222.6 meters and a gross tonnage of 66,813 tons, with a cargo capacity of 1,500 meters, is the first ship in the world to be equipped with a Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engine. The Finnish-flagged vessel is about to make its maiden commercial voyage serving the route between Finland and Sweden.
It is reported that the three-year technical management agreement covers the maintenance plan of Wärtsilä equipment on board, including six LNG-powered Wärtsilä 31DF engines, two LNGPac fuel gas supply systems, and three tunnel thrusters. Under the agreement, Wärtsilä will also provide insight into engine health, as well as provide required remote operations and technical support.
Henrik Wilhelms, President of Sales, Wärtsilä Marine Power, said, “We are delighted to continue our collaboration with Viking Line on this new flagship vessel. The design of the vessel for minimal emissions is just the beginning and will require successful maintenance and technical support to Keep equipment and ships running at peak efficiency and ensure that future carbon footprints are as low as possible.”
Jan Hanses, CEO of Viking Line, said, “This vessel is our flagship in weather-smart technology and reflects our ambition to be a pioneer in responsible shipping. Wärtsilä’s technology and technical support will help us achieve this vision.”
It is reported that other equipment provided by Wärtsilä for the ship includes the Aquarius UV ballast water management system, Nacos Platinum navigation system, and dynamic positioning system.