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 exhibiting, presenting at TOC Asia 2011

Cavotec will be exhibiting at one of Asia’s premier conferences and exhibitions for the ports, shipping and terminal industries, TOC Asia 2011, that gets underway on March 15.

We will also be delivering a paper entitled ‘Electrification: a cost effective and environmental friendly solution in ports’, at the event’s Innovation Forum on March 16.


Cavotec ship-based shore power system at the Port of Los Angeles

Ports & maritime technologies

Cavotec will be showcasing it’s range of port maritime technologies that includes automated mooring systems and shore power systems, Panzerbelt cable protection systems, crane controllers, marine propulsion slip rings, power chains and power connectors, radio remote control systems, motorised cable reels, spring driven electric cable reels and steel chains.

The Cavotec stand is A 26.

In his presentation, Cavotec’s Group Market Unit Manager Ports & Maritime, Luciano Corbetta, will describe the potential economic and environmental benefits of introducing shore power or ‘cold ironing’ to power vessels when in port.

Working with partners in the industry, Cavotec has developed shore power technologies at ports maritime across Northern Europe, such as Gothenburg, and in Canada and the US:

Shore Power Live at the Port of Gothenburg

The Port of Los Angeles – Greening and Growing