Finnish Viking Line is implementing a new fleet management system by SERTICA on the newbuild Viking Glory, which is expected to complete its maiden voyage in 2022.
The fleet management system includes maintenance, procurement, safety and apps. Martech Systems is assisting with building the new data on Viking Glory to significantly enhance the speed of the process.
SERTICA will also be implemented on another six existing Viking Line vessels.
The liquefied natural gas (LNG) driven Viking Glory will be the first cruise ferry in the world that uses ABB’s Azipod electric propulsion, a system that saves both time and energy in manoeuvring the vessel.
New multi-fuel engines from Wärtsilä will further optimise fuel consumption. Other Swedish and Finnish inventions make it possible to convert both waste heat from the vessel’s engines and waste cooling power from LNG into electricity.
“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,” said Jonas Rosenqvist, technical superintendent at Viking Line.
“We have successfully cleaned and migrated our existing data, and now we are analysing how to include the newbuild into our existing data structure.”
Søren Holmstoel, project manager at Logimatic 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.”