Swedish Port of Stockholm and Finnish Port of Naantali are about to install Cavotec’s automated mooring system, in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions.
s explained, the two multi-unit systems will be installed at either end of a major passenger and vehicle ferry service, at the Port of Kapellskär in Sweden, owned by Port of Stockholm, and the Port of Naantali in Finland.
In fact, the systems will moor and release Finnlines’ existing Ro/Pax ferries as well as two 235 meter-long Superstar Ro/Pax ferries currently under construction. The vessels will call at each port twice daily.
What is more, systems will enable rapid turnaround times for the two vessels, making it possible for them to cruise slower at sea, thereby reducing CO2 emissions by up to 5,000 tonnes per year. By replacing hazardous conventional mooring lines with remote controlled vacuum pads, the systems will also create a step-change in safety for shoreside and ship personnel.
This order is another sign of how what used to be a niche technology is becoming mainstream as ports around the world are looking for ways of making their operations safer, more efficient, and more sustainable.
…says Mikael Norin, Cavotec CEO.
Concluding, Cavotec will manufacture, install, and commission the systems, which are scheduled to enter service in 2023.