04 June 13

Ystad hosts shore power seminar

In a bid to highlight the benefits of ship to shore power systems as an alternative to ship’s auxiliary engines at berths, Sweden’s the Port of Ystad has co hosted a community and business outreach seminar.

The port, which last year became the latest in a growing number of Swedish ports to adopt shore power connection for ships, hosted the seminar with Cavotec, ABB, Processkontroll Elektriskaco, Grontmij, Polferries and Unity Line.

The application at Ystad, which was demonstrated as part of the seminar, is one of the largest high voltage shore power systems in the world.

“Ports in Sweden and around the world are facing intensifying pressure, both in the form of legal requirements and public sentiment, to reduce emissions from ships,” said says Erik Chiló, regional manager for Northern Europe, Cavotec. “Our Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) technologies enable ports and shipping lines to meet this challenge.” 

The Ystad installation incorporates four passenger ferry berths used by Polferries and Unity Line for sailings to the Polish city of Świnoujście. Working closely with ABB and Processkontroll Elektriska, Cavotec supplied the cable management systems that enable vessels to connect to the local electricity grid while docked.

As well as Ystad, the ports of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Trelleborg and Karlskrona in Sweden all use Cavotec AMP systems.

Source: greenport.com