New contract for offshore ship
The Eidesvik Offshore ASA has entered into a 18-month contract with a further 12-month option with Chevron North Sea Limited for the "Viking Princess" starting in January 2018 as a renewal of the current contract. Regarding the contractual terms, the shipping company informed that they have been made in accordance with current market conditions.
Wärtsilä makes Viking Princess the world's first offshore vessel with a hybrid energy storage solution
The technology group Wärtsilä reached a new milestone in the battery technology development as the company completed the installation of a hybrid energy system on board Viking Princess, the company said in its press release. The Norwegian vessel is now the first ever offshore supply vessel in which batteries reduce the number of generators aboard the ship. The new energy storage solution will improve engine efficiency, generate fuel savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Viking Princess completed sea trials and the system was handed over to customer Eidesvik Offshore on 9 October 2017. There is significant potential to save fuel through improved engine efficiency, as the operating profile of supply vessels is highly variable. When using the Wärtsilä installed energy storage system on board Viking Princess, the fuel saving potential can be up to 30 percent in various operations and the CO2 emissions can be reduced by up to approximately 13-18 percent per year, depending on operational conditions and requirements. Furthermore, the hybrid solution will provide a more optimal load on the engines, while the intervals between engine maintenance can be extended.
Hybrid system will enhance efficiency and reduce emissions on OSV
Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with Eidesvik Offshore to install a hybrid propulsion system with batteries on its vessel VIKING PRINCESS. VIKING PRINCESS will thus become the first offshore supply vessel (OSV) on which batteries reduce the number of generators on board (other offshore vessels have already been fitted with batteries which augment generators but do not replace them). The new energy storage solution will improve engine efficiency, generate fuel savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The vessel currently uses four engines supplied by Wärtsilä that are capable of burning liquefied natural gas (LNG). Depending on the vessel’s task and weather conditions, engine load varies between 90 per cent and 20 per cent. The new energy storage solution replaces one of the vessel’s four generators and will provide ‘balancing energy’ to cover the peaks in demand, resulting in a more stable load on the engines. Source : .osjonlineUpload News