The Swedish Port of Gothenburg recently announced that its latest shoreside power system, which goals to reduce carbon emissions by 650 tonnes per year, is currently undergoing tests at Quay 712 at the Ro-Ro Terminal.
According to the port, the shoreside power system will be operational within a few weeks.
“We are looking forward to moving ahead with this work. What is most satisfying is that we are able to commission yet another facility at the Ro-Ro Terminal following excellent collaboration with DFDS and the terminal operator Gothenburg Roro Terminal.”
…Nikol Nielsen Gulis, Head of Project Management at the Gothenburg Port Authority, stated.
As explained, this solution offers a quieter port environment and an improved working environment on board, while carbon emissions can be cut substantially, and emissions of sulphur dioxide and nitric oxide can be reduced to a minimum.
What is more, Gothenburg port noted that for shoreside power to work it is not enough to have a landside facility – the ship must also be equipped to use the system.
Following the situation, the shipping company DFDS is investing heavily in adapting its ships to shoreside power and their vessel Flandria Seaways will be the first to connect to the new facility.
“A growing proportion of our ships are being adapted to connect to shoreside power and it will become increasingly important for ports to offer a shoreside power option. The Port of Gothenburg has for a long time been at the forefront in this area, and DFDS has taken a positive view of the expansion that is currently taking place.”
…said Poul Woodall, Senior Advisor Climate & Environment at DFDS.
Concluding, shoreside power facilities are also available at the Stena Line quays, and at Quay 700 at the Gothenburg Ro-Ro Terminal.