Published: 2019-10-25

Viking Line's new vessel to top climate-friendly charts

Shipping Viking Line's new vessel to top climate-friendly charts

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Viking Glory boasts a high number of environmentally friendly solutions.

It is estimated that the ship will consume up to 10% less fuel than M/S Viking Grace, which is smaller and was hailed as the world's most eco-friendly ship of its time.

Launching into service in 2021, it will be the first ship in the world to be equipped with Wärtsilä 31DF dual fuel engines, running on LNG. The vessel will have the ability to switch to biogas once it becomes a viable alternative in the future. Viking Glory will also, as the first in the world, recover the waste cold from the use of LNG and recycle it for use in cold counters, cold rooms and other special rooms.

Additionally, the ship will be equipped with a Climeon energy recycling system that harnesses and converts waste heat from the engines into electricity. The system can generate up to 40% of the electricity required for the passenger functions

Moreover, a 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 minimizing air-conditioning and heating for that particular cabin.

Finally, Viking Glory will feature ABB's Azipod propulsion unit. The system facilitates faster turns in the ports and a hull design with approximately 8% less water resistance than with a traditional propeller system.

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