Port of Gothenburg to use new shore power system to reduce carbon footprint
The port authority announced that more vessels will be able to link to shore power at the Swedish Port of Gothenburg within a few weeks.
For a long time, the Gothenburg Port Authority has been trying to enable ships calling at the port to take advantage of shore power while at berth rather than keep their engines going.
The port authority said that the shore power system is currently undergoing testing at another quay, adding that there is the ability to reduce carbon emissions by 650 tonnes per year.
Carbon emissions can be greatly reduced and emissions of sulphur dioxide and nitric oxide can be reduced to a minimum by linking ships at the berth to a shore power plant. A quieter port atmosphere and an improved working environment on board are also provided by this solution.
Quay 712 at the Gothenburg Ro-Ro Terminal, the busiest quay in the port, is currently undergoing final testing of its shore power plant. It is not enough to provide a land-side facility for shore power to run. A ship must also be fitted to use the system.
Last year, the next shore power project at the port was launched. The Energy Port is being investigated this time around, with a view to installing a potential shore power plant.
Maritime Business World