Viking Line is a ferry operator in the Baltic region and has seven vessels going between Finland, Sweden and Estonia. 6.6 million passengers travel with Viking Line every year. In 2013 Viking Grace was built and she was the first ship that was built with LNG as fuel. As a shipping company on the Åland Islands, between Sweden and Finland, the company places great importance upon protecting the sea environment that they are surrounded by. They strive to be the forerunner in utilizing new solutions that reduce environmental impact.
After personnel, energy is the second biggest cost for Viking Line and therefore energy efficiency is crucial. Viking Line is continuously working to find solutions that are both economically and environmentally profitable. A ship's engine generates large amounts of waste heat found in the engine cooling water and exhaust gas, which can be turned into valuable electricity (fuel savings) with a Climeon Heat Power system.
The pilot project for Climeon was designed for an easy retrofit application, so no major construction was needed on the boat and the installation could take place during normal operation. Climeon's Heat Power system utilizes waste heat from the ferry's engines and exhaust gases. On average 700,000 kWh clean and emission-free electricity is produced annually. The electricity is primarily used on the cabin decks, for example for the lighting.
CUSTOMER NAME: Viking Line
LOCATION: Åland, Finland
STATUS: In operation since 2015
APPLICATION: Maritime Waste Heat Recovery
MODEL: Climeon Ocean
AVG. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 700,000 kWh
HEAT SOURCE: Engine waste heat & exhaust gases
COOLING SOURCE: Sea Water
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