- The technology group Wärtsilä will provide technical management for a broad scope of solutions installed on Viking Line’s new climate-smart vessel.
- The Technical Management Agreement covers maintenance planning and technical support.
- Wärtsilä’s support for Viking Glory joins its long-term Optimised Maintenance Agreement for engines.
Under a three-year contract, Wärtsilä will provide technical management for a wide range of solutions installed on Viking Line’s new climate-smart vessel, Viking Glory. In December 2021, the deal was signed as reported by Wartsila.
This week, Viking Glory sets sail for the first time on a commercial voyage. It includes a number of cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing climate change and pollution. Six LNG-powered Wärtsilä 31DF engines, two LNGPac fuel gas supply systems, and three tunnel thrusters are included in the new arrangement.
The Technical Management Agreement (TMA) covers maintenance planning and on-demand remote operational and technical support for the Wärtsilä equipment listed above. Wärtsilä Expert Insight is also integrated, which provides unrivalled visibility into engine health, enabling advanced diagnostics and real-time performance and emissions optimization.
“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. “Wärtsilä’s technical support, as well as its technologies, will help us achieve this vision.”
“Wärtsilä is delighted to continue the collaboration with Viking Line on their new flagship,” said Henrik Wilhelms, Director, Agreement Sales, Wärtsilä Marine Power. “A vessel designed to minimise emissions is just the start. Successful maintenance and technical support are 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.”
Optimised Maintenance Agreement
Wärtsilä’s support for Viking Glory complements its long-term Optimised Maintenance Agreement for engines and other Wärtsilä equipment on Viking Grace, a similarly environmentally friendly vessel that was launched ten years ago. Viking Glory will use 10% less fuel than Viking Grace because of the advanced technologies implemented. Viking Grace is smaller, with a length of 218m rather than 222m and a beam of 32m rather than 35m.
Wärtsilä’s Duration Agreements include optimised maintenance and technical management agreements, which enable clients to achieve cost-effective and emissions-compliant operations throughout the lifecycle of their vessels.
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