In an effort to become climate neutral and reach net zero emissions, Port Esbjerg and the technology company Honeywell joined forces and entered an agreement.
Specifically, both sides shake their hands in order to manage port’s carbon emissions and develop methods for electrification, digitalisation and monitoring of energy consumption and emissions at the terminal.
For the records, the project is a global first, while it is considered that no other port anywhere has launched such an extensive climate project.
We have an obligation to reduce our carbon footprint, and given our size, the many ships calling and the broad range of activities going on here in general, carbon emissions at the port are quite substantial, and we intend do something about it.
…explains Port Esbjerg CEO Dennis Jul Petersen.
Among others, the initiative includes a shore power supply station completed with batteries which will allow ships to hook up and tap green electricity when docked at the port.
At the same time, digitalisation of the shore power supply will measure the reduction of the carbon footprint.
Digitalisation of the energy consumption of vehicles and mobile equipment at the port to measure the reduction of carbon emissions when converting from fossil fuels to electric power.
These are just some of the ideas being discussed by the new technology partnership.
It’s easy to supply power to ferries that arrive and leave again at specific times on a daily basis. The rest of the traffic at the port is different, and that makes it difficult to implement a green transition which also makes business sense.
…Jul Pedersen added.
To solve this challenge, Port Esbjerg has teamed up with Honeywell to develop a complete digitalised solution that will compile data on energy consumption at the port while also flagging up potential improvements.
For us as a port, the new system will mean that not only can we lower our carbon footprint and we can do it faster, we’ll also be able to do it in a way that makes sound business sense.
…the port concluded.