Port of Gothenburg wins award for improving air quality

Port of Gothenburg wins award for work improving air quality #cavotec #ports #emissions

The Port of Gothenburg has been awarded one of the prestigious Energy Globe Awards 2011 for its work on shoreside power connection for ships. According to the Port, around one third of all vessels calling at Gothenburg now connect to shore side power, also known as ‘cold ironing’ and Alternative Maritime Power (AMP). The award and prize money of EUR 10,000 was presented at a ceremony in Austria on Friday, November 25.

Established in 1999, the Energy Globe World Awards seek to promote the use of clean, renewable energy sources. Awards are given in five categories: Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth. Winners are selected by a panel of experts drawn from the UN, the World Bank and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC).

Ships need power while berthed to run on-board services ranging from lighting, telecommunications and food preparation, to mooring and cargo handling. AMP enables vessels to switch off their engines while in port and connect to electrical power supply. This reduces diesel emissions in ports thus improving air quality in and around ports. Electrical power at the Port of Gothenburg is provided by wind turbines thus reducing the Port’s environmental footprint to a minimum.

Working with partners in the industry, Cavotec has developed shore power technologies at ports across Northern Europe and in Canada and the US, such as the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.

Susann Dutt, Sustainability Manager at the Port of Gothenburg, attributed the Port’s success with shore power to close cooperation with customers.

She added: “Hopefully, the attention this [] will contribute to more ports and shipping companies investing in shoreside power supply.”

The Port of Gothenburg has released a video showing Dutt receiving the award of behalf of the Port. The second part of this film includes footage of the newest cable system at the Port that supplies Stena Line ferries with electrical power – a cable system developed by Cavotec, global engineering group ABB and other local partners.

You can read a statement on the award released by the Port of Gothenburg here.

 


Cavotec Shore Power Application in Sweden

New shore power unit at Karlskrona Baltic Port

Local Councilor Sofia Bothorp opens the shore power unit at Karlskrona Baltic Port, southern Sweden

Fourth Cavotec Shore Power Application Opens in Sweden

Cavotec’s shore-to-ship power technology has seen further success with the opening of our fourth ‘cold ironing’ application in Sweden – this time at the port of Verkö, in Karlskrona, on the south eastern coast of the country.

The unit at Verkö will supply the Stena Vision passenger ferry with electrical power for the duration of the vessel’s port calls, thus substantially reducing emissions and noise pollution – two issues that have caused concern among local residents.

This application follows the opening of the largest shore power application in the Nordic region at the Port of Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden in January.

Vessels require power while docked to run substantial on-board services ranging from lighting, telecommunications and food preparation, to mooring and cargo handling. Currently, the majority of vessels meet these power demands by running their auxiliary engines that emit pollutants into port areas.

The opening of the application attracted widespread interest in Swedish media, with Swedish regional television, Swedish radio and the local Sydöstran newspaper all covering the event. Click on the respective links in the previous sentence to read and hear the reports – although please note that all this material is in Swedish.

Cavotec shore power unit at Karlskrona Baltic Port

Cavotec shore power unit at Karlskrona Baltic Port

Cavotec Partners

Working with partners in the industry, Cavotec has developed shore power technologies at ports across Northern Europe, such as Gothenburg, and in Canada and the US.
See the following links for further information:

Shore Power Live at the Port of Gothenburg

The Port of Los Angeles – Greening and Growing

Shore Power Section of the Cavotec website