Maersk Supply Service, part of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, and offshore wind company Ørsted have joined forces to test a proto-type buoy that will act as both a safe mooring point and a charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, to cut emissions.
Danish offshore wind company Ørsted revealed its target to become carbon neutral by 2025 and reach net-zero emissions across its entire supply chain by 2040, in line with the global ambitions set under the Paris Agreement.
UK’s Portsmouth International Port has proposed a series of major projects, including shore power, wind turbines and solar panels, as part of its Air Quality Strategy to reduce emissions and become the UK’s first zero emission port.
Equinor has awarded Wood, the Oilfield services provider, with a new contract with the aims to deliver modifications to two offshore installations in the Norwegian North Sea and to further connect electric power from floating wind turbines forming part of the Hywind Tampen development.
The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator has launched a competition to boost the development of technologies with the possibility to reduce vessel emissions and fuel consumption. Up to £100,000 in funding will be awarded to the winning technologies, from an overall funding pot of £300,000, to support technology development or showcase.
A new shore power facility has entered into service at the German port of Cuxhaven, in North Sea, west of Hamburg, on 25 May 2018. The ShoreCONNECT in Cuxhaven will mainly be used by vessels transporting Siemens Gamesa’s wind turbine parts.
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