A new Public Ferry Terminal is to open at Port of Gdynia within this month, providing the possibility of onshore power supply for ships visiting the port. This is a first in Poland and will contribute to making the Port of Gdynia a “green port”.
his is the biggest project in nearly 50 years in the Port, which seeks to positively contribute to improving the air quality for the inhabitants of Gdynia due to its close location to the city centre, ESPO informed.
By powering ships using shore power, no exhaust fumes are released into the air. Ten hours of power use in a port by a large cruise ship allows saving 22 tons of CO2.
In terms of noise pollution, the noise and vibration from the ship are considerably reduced as well, as the engines can be turned off during charging.
This strategic investment, which was co-funded by the EU, should pave the way for the implementation of OPS installations in other Polish ports,
Onshore electric power acts as an alternative power supply for ships berthed at ports, which are typically using their auxiliary engines to support some basic functions, thus generating SOx, NOx, CO2 and particle discharge as well as noise and vibration.