Sanmar Shipyards has joined forces with IGUS, an energy chain systems manufacturer, to develop and build a new compact ‘electric bunkering’ system that can supply various vessel types with onshore power.
he two companies have designed and built a simple to operate compact quayside Shore Power Dispenser System, which can be operated by just one crew member.
The modular design allows an extension of the dispenser system to provide higher charging power capacities easily. Each cable dispenser module can handle 500A current capacity (up to 1000V AC).
For Sanmar the cooperation with Igus enables it to offer a charging infrastructure for the ports and is part of its mission to lead the tug and workboat industry’s efforts towards an environmentally friendly, sustainable, low- and zero-emission future.
Our vision of a future sustainable carbon-neutral tug and towing sector will depend on simple, easy-to-use and efficient infrastructure at ports and harbours around the world
said Tamer Geckin, R&D and Electrical Systems Director of Sanmar Shipyards.
The cable management system, combines standard components and is operated with a radio remote control so there is no need for additional personnel shore side to operate it. Connection and disconnection require only a few minutes.
The two project partners are also sharing their experiences for the automated connection system which will be required if there is only a short period available for charging.