Europe’s biggest onshore power facility are to be installed at the harbour in Kristiansand, Norway. The Danish company, PowerCon, provides the facility in cooperation with Agder Energy Nett.
It is a part an EU-financed innovation and demonstration project, which gives even the biggest cruise ships the opportunity to switch off their engines inside the harbour and instead run on electric power, Kristiansand Harbour announces in their press release.
Norway has, through the European Unions’ climate network, committed to reducing their emission of greenhouse gasses by 40% by 2030. Onshore power facilities for ships are an important step in reaching this target.
The facility will be tested throughout 2018 and will be integrated in eight pc. 20 feet containers and deliver up to 16 MVA electric power. The construction is conducted in reference to the international high voltage IEC 80005-1-standards, which ensures the power connection to as many ships as possible.
PowerCon has delivered onshore power facilities to Kristiansand Harbour before. This time the total investment is EUR 4 million (DKK 30 million).
Source: Energy Supply