The Port of Stavanger has contracted Norwegian electrical equipment maker Blueday Technology to install shore power at its terminal in Risavika in Norway, says an article published Engine.
Shore-to-ship power solutions
The shore power facility at the terminal in Risavika will offer ships with “clean energy to reduce the environmental impact and achieve climate targets,” Blueday Technology claims.
“The shore-to-ship power solutions enable vessels moored in the port to use all the electricity needed for operating their onboard systems, including ventilation and cooling, from the local grid network. The use of shore-side power allows ships to shut off their diesel engines while moored in port. This results in reductions in greenhouse gas and noise emissions as well as vibrations, improving environmental conditions for people in and around the port,” Blueday Technology adds.
Second half of 2024
The company will be responsible for “the complete design, engineering, supply, installation, and commissioning of the project.”
The project is expected to be completed by the second half of 2024.
“This contract further validates the company strategy we launched to fully focus on cleantech solutions as previous niche markets are becoming mass markets,” Blueday Technology’s operation manager Jon Asle Andersen says.
Classification society DNV
Shore power or “cold ironing” has been gaining traction across ports and ship operators globally because it helps to reduce emissions while a ship is berthed.
According to the classification society DNV, there are currently 118 facilities across ports globally that offer shore power connectivity to vessels, with 47 more planned and four under discussion.
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