When Viking Glory embarks on its maiden voyage in 2021, the vessel will be powered with help of six highly efficient 31DF multi-fuel engines and numerous smart systems from the Finnish technology group Wärtsilä – with a minimal environmental footprint as a result.
Wärtsilä’s multi-fuel engines mainly use liquefied natural gas (LNG) and are already installed today on Viking Grace. Now a new milestone has been achieved as Viking Glory becomes the first vessel in the world to be equipped with the company’s new 31DF engines. The combination of high efficiency, record-low fuel consumption and reduced emissions is expected to produce low operating costs and a minimal environmental footprint. Wärtsilä will also equip Viking Glory with its navigation system as well as a number of other advances that will reduce the vessel’s environmental impact.
Viking Glory will be the first vessel in the world to be equipped with steam turbines from the Swedish clean tech company Climeon. Combined with Climeon’s Heat Power system, they are expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 4,000 tonnes a year.
Good news from the environmental front! To further reduce our climate impact, we have had the Swedish company Climeon develop two specially-designed steam turbines for Viking Glory. As a result, waste heat from the gases produced in the engines’ combustion process is captured and in the next phase used to generate electricity using Climeon’s Heat Power modules. These innovations are estimated to supply up to 40% of the electricity needed for passenger functions and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 4,000 tonnes a year.