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AGA to supply LNG for Viking Line’s new environmental vessel

New passenger ferry - AGA's investment in LNG Viking Line Abp has signed an agreement with AGA Gas AB on supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Viking Line's new passenger ferry, whose environmental profile symbolizes a new era in the shipping industry."Viking Line's and AGA's investment in LNG represents major environmental advantages compared to traditional maritime fuel," says Mikael Backman, President and CEO of Viking Line.Viking Line's newbuilding "NB 1376", recently named the M/S Viking Grace, will provide service on the Stockholm (Sweden) - Åland Islands (Finland) - Turku (Finland) route beginning in January 2013. The vessel, currently under construction at the STX Europe shipyard in Turku, will be Viking Line's largest passenger ferry and will be powered by LNG. The liquefied gas will be stored in specially built tanks at the rear of the vessel and will have a temperature of about -150 degrees Celsius when it is bunkered and stored on board.LNG contains neither sulphur nor heavy metals. By using this fuel a vessel reduces its carbon dioxide emissions by 20-30 per cent compared to oil. LNG meets the emission standards of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) directive, which states that the sulphur content of vessel fuel may ...

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ABB to provide energy management system for new Viking Line ferry

Target for zero marine emissions ABB has won an order to provide an energy management system for one of the world's most environmentally-friendly cruise ferries, which is due to be delivered to Viking Line in 2013. The ship is being built in Finland at the STX Yard in Turku. The new cruise ferry, a 218 meter vessel with a top speed of 22 knots, will have the capacity to carry 2,800 passengers and will serve the route connecting Turku, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. In line with Viking Line's environmental commitments, the new generation ferry will use liquefied natural gas as its fuel, which will be a first for a passenger vessel of this size. Through efficient use of this fuel, the ship will have extremely low emissions and virtually zero marine emissions.Viking Line chose ABB's energy management system for marine applications software - EMMA, which is a part of ABB's marine automation and control offering, to help manage energy-related processes, practices and decisions on the new ferry, to use fuel efficiently from the very first day of operation."One of the top priorities at Viking Line is to lower the emissions and fuel consumption on our fleet . We were looking ...

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