Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has been tasked by the German Government to install shore power systems at the Steinwerder (pictured) and HafenCity cruise terminals, as well as certain container terminals.
“With the expansion of shore power supply, the Port of Hamburg is sending a clear signal for greater environmental protection and is also increasing its attractiveness with regard to the steadily growing global demand for climate-neutral and environmentally friendly logistics chains and ship travels,” the HPA said in a statement.
Investments for the project are supported by municipal funds, as well as the German federal programme to promote the expansion of shore power systems.
Following the completion of the selection process, the project will now enter the implementation phase.
PowerCon will likely become the general contractor for the Steinwerder cruise terminal, while STEMMANN-Technik will be responsible for the cruise terminals’ shore connection systems.
The HafenCity cruise terminal is to be fitted with a shore power system by 2025, and further terminals for other ship segments are also being planned.
With the test phase of operation set to begin in early 2023, Hamburg will take a major step towards decarbonising the port and will be many years ahead of the EU regulation planned for 2030, HPA claimed.