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Climeon receives second waste heat-to-power order from Viking Line

Sweden-headed cleantech developer Climeon AB has revealed that it has received an order for its waste heat to power solution from Baltic Sea passenger ferry operator Viking Line.

Carrying 6.6 million passengers annually, Viking Line has seven vessels sailing the Baltic Sea between Finland, Sweden, and Estonia. Commissioned in 2013, Viking Grace was the first vessel to run on LNG. In 2015, a Climeon waste heat to power unit was installed as a first installation (photo courtesy Viking Line).

The order is a repeat order from Viking Line and the waste-heat to power units are to be integrated into the next vessel and in the process, deliver nine times as much clean power from the engine waste heat as the first installation, that was made on Viking Grace in 2015.

We are happy to see that one of our first customers have chosen to place a repeat order for a full-scale installation on their newest passenger ferry. For us this is a big step, it gives us confirmation of our technology and proves the commercial viability of our product. We look forward to a continued partnership with Viking Line as they renew their fleet, said Thomas Öström, CEO at Climeon

According to Viking Line, energy costs are the second largest cost item and thus energy efficiency is crucial for the overall performance of the business.

We have been looking at different organic rankine cycle (ORC) systems, however, the efficiencies of such equipment have been too low. When we discovered the Climeon Heat Power system, we found that it was a suitable solution for us. With the Climeon Heat Power system we can save money and at the same time clearly decrease our carbon footprint. We have now decided to include the Climeon Heat Power system as we develop new vessels and are evaluating the possibility of rebuilding our existing vessels so that the technology can be used throughout our existing fleet, said Kari Granberg, Manager NB Project & Technical Development at Viking Line.

According to Johan Larsson, Head of Sales Maritime, at Climeon, vessels such as those in Viking Line’s fleet could extract as much as 1 MWe from engine waste heat with Climeon’s system reducing the fuel cost by up to 5 percent.

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