The Viking Prince, running on environmentally friendly LNG dual-fuel engines, entered service in March 2012. (photo : Harald Valderhaug)
Wärtsilä has the ability to offer total concept solutions that include the design of the vessel, the propulsion plant, and the electrical and automation system, as well as a host of fuel saving and environmentally sustainable options.
The Viking Prince is a Wärtsilä VS 489 Gas PSV design and features excellent energy efficiency, a unique hull form, fuel flexibility, and outstanding vessel performance in areas such as fuel economy and cargo capacity. Wärtsilä’s unique gas-electric propulsion system includes two 6-cylinder in-line Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel main engines and Wärtsilä’s Low Loss Concept (LLC) solution, while the auxiliary generating sets are powered by two 6-cylinder in-line Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines.
All Eidesvik’s gas PSVs are designed by Wärtsilä and utilize Wärtsilä’s unique dual-fuel technology. In addition to the complete design of the vessel, Wärtsilä’s scope of supply for the new PSV includes the dual-fuel main engines and generating sets, the electrical power and propulsion system, integrated automation, and the power management system. The vessel is fitted for use in arctic waters with ‘winterization’ and de-icing solutions.
Viking Prince, offshore support vessel, 2012