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Gothenburg Port Authority latest shoreside power system to start ops in coming weeks

28 Jan 2021

The Gothenburg Port Authority on Wednesday (27 January) said its latest shoreside power system which has the potential to reduce carbon emissions by 650 tonnes per year is currently undergoing tests at Quay 712 at the Ro-Ro Terminal and will be ready for operations in the coming weeks.

The shipping company DFDS is investing heavily in adapting its ships to shoreside power and their vessel Flandria Seaways will be the first to connect to the new facility.

“A growing proportion of our ships are being adapted to connect to shoreside power and it will become increasingly important for ports to offer a shoreside power option,” said Poul Woodall, Senior Advisor Climate & Environment at DFDS.

“The Port of Gothenburg has for a long time been at the forefront in this area, and DFDS has taken a positive view of the expansion that is currently taking place.”

Energy Port next in line?

The next shoreside power project at the port, meanwhile, has been initiated in 2020. The project is unique as the Port of Gothenburg would in that case be the first port in the world to have shoreside power for tankers in a hazardous area.

Planning and implementation are scheduled to take place during 2021, with commissioning scheduled for 2022. The annual reduction in carbon emissions generated by ships connecting to a shoreside power supply is estimated at 2,100 tonnes. The port hopes to be able to spread the concept to other ports and lay the foundation for a standard for shoreside power within hazardous areas.

“We are looking forward to moving ahead with this work. What is most satisfying is that we are able to commission yet another facility at the Ro-Ro Terminal following excellent collaboration with DFDS and the terminal operator Gothenburg Roro Terminal,” said Nikol Nielsen Gulis, Head of Project Management at the Gothenburg Port Authority.

Shoreside power facilities are also available at the Stena Line quays, and at Quay 700 at the Gothenburg Ro-Ro Terminal.

Fact file: Charging station at Quay 712
High voltage power supply 10.7 kW.
Designed to generate 1.5 MW at 50 Hz.
Satisfies the requirements in ISO/IEC/IEEE 80005-1 2019 and IEC 6213-2, 2016, type J.


Photo credit: Gothenburg Port Authority

Published: 28 January, 2021

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