Last January, the Danish Port of Aarhus selected PowerCon as the turnkey supplier for its cruise port’s new shore power system.
As part of the deal, Estonian-based Shore Link is to supply its Cable Management Systems for cruise vessels (CMS Cruiser), which is a separate unit designed to supply shore power for cruise vessels when berthed.
CMS Cruiser is claimed to be ideal when connecting cruise vessels to shore power in a port with limited space, such as Aarhus.
The CMS Cruiser’s major benefits are:
- Compact size.
- Easy operation.
- Designed for the harsh marine environment.
Aarhus cruise port will receive a green and sustainable mobile solution with zero emissions, designed and built by Shore Link. The CMS Cruiser will be operated by a one to two person team.
Amongst the important characteristics is the possibility to connect and disconnect all the cables independently, one after another, which benefits the users by being easy to handle. It is also in full compliance with the IEC 80005 standard.
Shore Link CEO, Klaus Kopelman, said, “Good technical design and practical solutions are bringing us much closer to the customers that require shore power connections today.“
“One good example is Aalesund in Norway that chose two CMS Cruisers, which was won in tight competition.
“Shore Link aims for high quality and great customer service. Nothing is pleasing us more than satisfied customers.
“In addition to excellent technical savvy, our team has acquired indispensable experience and is ready to simultaneously manage different projects. We are expecting more projects to come in the near future,” he added.
Danish integrator, PowerCon, has experience in providing shore power solutions to many ports.
Peter Castberg Knudsen, PowerCon’s Partner and CCO, said, “It has been a pleasure to work with Shore Link during the process of closing this project. Shore Link has designed a great CMS solution, that fits perfectly with the strict requirements from the Port of Aarhus. We look forward to great collaboration.”
Aarhus will have the CMS cruiser in operation by the spring of 2023.