The Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages’ first cruise ship, and its two other sisterships will be built using scrubbers to meet the International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulphur cap by 2020.
Data from a recent Wärtsilä release noted the newbuildings to be equipped with Wärtsilä46F engines, Wärtsilä’s Hybrid Scrubber System and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems for exhaust gas cleaning.
The Wärtsilä46F engines are able to run on either heavy fuel oil (HFO), marine diesel oil (MDO), or on light diesel when being operated within strict coastal or port emissions areas.
Wärtsilä Monday entered into a ten-year Optimised Maintenance Agreement with Virgin Voyages, a joint venture between Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Bain Capital, for the vessels.
The extensive agreement includes Remote Operational Support Services, Specific Fuel Oil Consumption (SFOC) meters and calibration, spare parts and technical advisory services for the engines.
In addition, Virgin Voyages will receive comprehensive technical support and personnel training.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with Virgin Voyages. Our environmentally sound solutions and forward-looking, modern technologies will help to ensure the perfect cruise experience for Virgin Voyages’ customers,” says Sean Carey, Services Unit Director USA, Wärtsilä.
“I am certain that our journey with Virgin Voyages will be mutually rewarding.”
“At Virgin Voyages we’re seeking to redefine how a holiday at sea looks and feels. Building a new approach to sea travel is a massive undertaking, and our unique agreement with Wärtsilä will help us ensure that our ships are operating efficiently and sustainably,” notes Stuart Hawkins, Senior Vice President of Marine & Technical Operations for Virgin Voyages.
“Wärtsilä’s outstanding reputation for a commitment to high-quality service and our shared values for environmental consciousness made them the ideal fit for a maintenance partner.”
Photo credit: Wärtsilä
Published: 24 July, 2018
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