Viking Line opts for Sertica software apps

2021-08-30T16:13:01+00:00 August 30th, 2021|Technology|

Viking Line is implementing a new fleet management system on its newbuilding ropax ‘Viking Glory’, which is due to enter service in 2022.

‘Viking Glory’ will consume up to 10% less fuel than the world’s most eco-friendly passenger ship, the company claimed.

Viking Line has invested in Sertica software, which will be implemented on six existing vessels plus the ‘Viking Glory’.

Jonas Rosenqvist, Viking Line’s Technical Superintendent, said, “We are looking forward to start using Sertica. I believe the app will have great impact on our daily work, as it supports us both in maintenance and in relation to inspections. In the end, this means improved safety and comfort to our passengers.”

“We have successfully cleaned and migrated our existing data, and now we are analysing how to include the newbuilding into our existing data structure,” he added.

Søren Holmstoel, Logimatic Project Manager, said, “It is important that the data structure on the new vessel matches the structure on the rest of the fleet. This makes it easier for both management and crew. However, we also have a few ideas to, how Viking Line can optimise data and achieve maximum value of their fleet management system.”

Viking line is implementing a fleet management system, including maintenance, procurement, safety and apps. Martech Systems is assisting with building ‘Viking Glory’s’; new data which speeds up the process significantly.

The LNG driven ‘Viking Glory’ will be the world’s first cruise ferry to be fitted with ABB’s Azipod® electric propulsion. Thanks to the new multi-fuel engines from Wärtsilä, fuel consumption is further optimised.

Other Swedish and Finnish equipment to be fitted will make it possible to convert both waste heat from the vessel’s engines and waste cooling power from LNG into electricity.