Swedish company, Climeon, has developed a new steam turbine solution tailored for Viking Line's new ship, Viking Glory. The two steam turbines have now passed a factory acceptance test with Viking Line and the certification body DNV-GL present. The steam turbines are part of the order placed by Viking Line in 2017 and will be delivered to Viking Glory over the upcoming months.
In 2015, Viking Line became the first company in the world to install a Climeon heat power module to utilize the waste heat from the ship's engines. When Viking Line began designing the Viking Glory they wanted to once again install the heat power module. In addition, they wanted to find more ways to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.
“It feels like a great privilege to get to work so closely with Viking Line,” said Thomas Öström, CEO of Climeon.
“They are pioneers in the maritime industry when it comes to carbon savings and their feedback has been very valuable,” he continued.
Climeon developed a solution to further increase the energy recovery on board Viking Glory. The solution is at an early stage and will now be evaluated by both companies. It combines a proprietary steam turbine with the heat power module to optimally utilize waste heat at both high and low temperatures. The steam turbines, like Climeon's heat power modules, are scalable and easy to adjust based on runtime and heat supply.
“Since 2015, when we first installed Climeon's module, we have had a close cooperation between the companies,” said Kari Granberg, project manager for Viking Glory at Viking Line.
“We are very proud to now be the first ones to test steam turbines in combination with heat power modules.Through our close collaboration with Climeon, we continue to find ways to recycle as much waste heat as possible and make our vessels even more climate-friendly,” Granberg concluded.
The two steam turbines use temperatures around 180 degrees Celsius and can generate a maximum of 150 kW each. The energy remaining in the steam coming out from the turbines is then used to generate electricity using Climeon's heat power modules, which maximizes the electrical output and recovery of the ship's waste heat.
The total maximum capacity for Climeon's systems on board the Viking Glory is 900 kW.