A Swedish port has installed shore power in order to service a fleet of green new-build ferries.
The Port of Kapellskär has introduced shore power and auto-mooring at the quay to service two brand new Finnlines Superstar-class vessels on the Kapellskär-Långnäs-Naantali route. “Having the possibility to invest, together with our customers, in modern technology that reduces emissions is extremely rewarding. It is very positive that our long-term loyal customer, Finnlines, has chosen to invest in sustainable development at Port of Kapellskär,” says Bino Drummond, deputy chairman of Port of Kapellskär.
The onshore power connections are part of a larger project being carried out together with the shipping company Finnlines and Port of Naantali.
Finnlines’ new vessels will be introduced into service in 2023. In addition to the onshore power connections, automooring will also be installed at Port of Kapellskär. This reduces the time the vessel spends in port, enables lower vessel speeds at sea and saves on fuel.
A large proportion of Ports of Stockholm’s regular ferry services are already connected to onshore power.
Actemium OPS, the supplier of the onshore power facilities at Port of Kapellskär, has already delivered two similar facilities to the Ports of Stockholm. The most recent of these came into operation in June 2021.
The facility at Port of Kapellskär is within the framework of the EU project “Upgrade of the Baltic Sea Bridge Kapellskär-Långnäs-Naantali”, and 30% of the funding comes from the EU. Partial funding is also provided nationally in Sweden by the Climate Leap initiative.
Green power, Source: Ports of Stockholm