The vessel will be fuelled by liquefied natural gas, meaning that sulphur oxide emissions will be almost zero, and nitrogen oxide emissions will be at least 80 per cent below the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) current stipulated level. Furthermore, there is a reduction of particulate emissions of more than 90 per cent compared to the emissions from conventional diesel engines, while carbon dioxide emissions are also 20-30 per cent lower.
The use of Wärtsilä’s duel-fuel engine technology will enable this ferry to sail without restrictions in Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs) and Nitrogen Emission Control Areas (NECAs).
The new Viking Line’s cruise ferry will be capable of carrying cars, trucks and road trailers on short international voyages. It is also designed to carry 2,800 passengers and 200 crew members. The machinery, equipment and outfitting, as well as the structural work, will be under the special survey of the Lloyds Register of Shipping classification society.
Source: Wärtsilä Corporation