• 2017 November 20 16:00

    Wärtsilä to deliver high efficiency and low emissions for new Viking Line ferry

    The technology group Wärtsilä will supply the engines, the navigation system, and a broad scope of other products and systems for a new luxury and environmentally friendly ferry being built for the Finland based operator, Viking Line, the company said in its press release.

    The ship is being built at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China and there is an option for a second vessel. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in October 2017.   Six Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engines running primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG) will provide the propulsion and power for the vessel. The diesel version of this same engine has been recognised by Guinness World Records as being the world's most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine.

    This will be the first marine application for the dual-fuel version. The combination of high efficiency, low fuel consumption, and the reduced level of exhaust emissions from operating on clean burning LNG, is expected to create low operating costs and a minimal environmental footprint.   Wärtsilä will also supply its LNGPac fuel storage and supply system and an advanced Compact Silencer System (CSS), high quality bow thrusters, the ballast water management system (BWMS), and its Nacos Platinum integrated navigation system.

    The Nacos Platinum system integrates various functions into a single system, allowing the vessel to be navigated, controlled, and monitored from several onboard positions, thus providing unequalled flexibility and convenience. The Wärtsilä BWMS is designed to render the ballast water discharge harmless of invasive species. Legislation making this compulsory came into effect in September 2017.   The recently launched Wärtsilä SmartPredict system is also included in the overall scope.

    This innovation is designed to provide ships with greater safety and more efficient operations by displaying the vessel's predicted future position and heading. It evaluates the wind and sea forces affecting the vessel to provide advanced motion prediction and has a configurable prediction time display.   "A new era in ferry operations was established in 2013 when Viking Line's 'Viking Grace' with Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines became the world's largest RoPax ferry to operate on LNG fuel.

    This latest Viking project represents another milestone as it will be the first vessel fitted with the highly efficient Wärtsilä 31DF engines. Both cases highlight the value our know-how and technology brings to our customers," says Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.   "The value of operating with Wärtsilä engines fuelled by LNG has been well established through our experience with the 'Viking Grace'.

    Furthermore, the LNGPac fuel system provides the necessary safety and non-stop operation required, so we had no hesitation in once again specifying Wärtsilä for this project," says Jan Hanses, President and CEO, Viking Line.  

    Commencing in early 2021, the new vessel will operate across the Baltic Sea between Turku, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. The ship is the first LNG fuelled ferry of this size and standard to be built in China.




2018 November 22

14:15 Krasnoye Sormovo to build one more series of RSD59 dry cargo carries for Pola Rise
14:03 Diana Shipping commences self tender offer to purchase up to 4,166,666 shares
13:03 PIL upgrades Pakistan-Mundra Express Service
12:28 PGNiG Group: sustained improvement in Q3 2018 YTD financial performance
12:00 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
11:30 DEME, Quadran Energies Marines and Shell present wind farm partnership Moulins de Flandre
11:19 BIMCO aims to publish cyber security clause in spring 2019
11:02 Maersk Line implements Low Water Surcharge for the terminals on Rhine River
10:55 Eyes on Asia as BIMCO develops new gas contracts
10:32 GTT receives an order from DSME for the tank design of two new LNG carriers for a European ship-owner
10:13 Albwardy Damen celebrates its tenth anniversary
09:57 Brent Crude futures price up 2.54% to $64.12, Light Sweet Crude – up 3.65% to $55.38
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,008 points

2018 November 21

18:06 YPF awards EXMAR a long - term contract to produce and export the first LNG from Argentina Barge - based floating liquefaction unit
17:36 Teesport container volumes up to 54,400 TEU in October 2018
17:06 Jan De Nul wins DPC Award in Amsterdam
16:45 Rosmorport and First Ore Mining Company sign agreement on construction of port facilities on Novaya Zemlya
16:32 DEME’s next generation offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’ launched in China
16:16 Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen supporting construction of Offshore Substation for Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm
15:54 Production development in Port of Riga will contribute to national economy
15:21 Optimarin consolidates Fednav relationship with retrofit and newbuild orders
14:57 Sovcomflot is working towards supply of MR ships running on LNG
14:38 Port Management Company holds photo exhibition at Transport Week 2018
14:21 ICTSI wins fifth straight The Asset ESG tilt
14:00 Russia needs large Ro-Ro ships for Caspian Sea – Igor Levitin
13:42 Scrubbers to lose ground in five-six years - Sergey Frank
13:21 Port of Oakland sees second trucker turn to all-electric cargo rig
12:49 Commercial speed of 10-12 knots to be ensured for cargo shipments along the Northern Sea Route – Vyacheslav Ruksha
12:03 Rail project at Port of Long Beach wins $14 mln grant
12:00 Capacity of Russian ports exceeds 1 billion tonnes per year – Yevgeny Ditrikh
11:37 TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section completed
11:12 NYK looks to FinTech to realize cashless ships
10:56 Nobel laureate will speak at VIII International Forum "Arctic: Today and the Future" with a report on climate change
10:33 Transport Week participants named imperfect regulations the key problem of seaborne transport
10:10 Brent Crude futures price up 1.63% to $63.55, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.7% to $54.34
09:49 SHI receives AiP from LR for INTELLIMAN smart ship solution
09:35 Bunker prices continue decreasing at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,003 points

2018 November 20

18:21 Igor Levitin suggests separating positions of Deputy Transport Minister and head of Rosmorrechflot
18:06 MAN Energy Solutions wins order to supply the engine for a new dredger in southern China
17:53 Workshop aimed at building oil pollution preparedness and response capacity held in the Republic of Guinea
17:36 “K” Line announces delivery of new LPG carrier for Gyxis Corporation
17:18 Atomflot: first delivery of fish by NSR expected in summer-autumn season of 2019
17:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Sideris GS with Berge Bulk
16:47 Rashid Sharipov as Chairman of the Board of Directors NCSP BoD
16:25 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard launched second POSS-115 Project tug
16:04 OOCL announces improvements to Asia – Middle East 1 and Asia – Middle East 3
15:50 Storage area line launched at Vostochny Port’s Phase 3
15:34 New overpass at Maasvlakte 2 opens
15:03 Port of Oakland works to reduce impact of trucks
14:33 The port of Marseille Fos is engaged in reducing shipemissions by developing LNG as a marine fuel
14:03 Teesport Intermodal Rail Terminal celebrates fourth anniversary
13:43 12th Transport of Russia Forum and Exhibition opens in Moscow
13:10 Damen signs with Rimorchiatori Spezzini for two new Damen ASD Tugs 2411
13:02 Bunker prices are going down in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:38 CCCC Dredging supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
11:54 Concession agreement signed for construction of coal terminal “Lavna”
11:30 OOCL introduces the new West Africa Service 2
10:45 Major ASW ship Severomorsk of RF Navy's Northern Fleet escorts Indian civilian vessel in the Gulf of Aden
10:23 Russian Railways’ BoD makes decision on discounts for cargo transportation in 2019