Ports of Stockholm to open cruise ship shore power connections in two locations

2021-11-26T15:36:00+00:00 November 26th, 2021|Environment|

Ports of Stockholm, an organisation that controls four ports in the region is to install shore power connections at two locations.

“Cruise passengers are very important to Stockholm financially and generate over 1,000 jobs in the region. Onshore power connections in Stockholm are part of an important joint environmental investment, together with other Baltic Sea ports, to create an international class sustainable cruise destination,” said Joakim Larsson, City Commissioner responsible for Ports of Stockholm.

PSW Power & Automation has signed a turnkey contract for two high voltage shore power systems of 8MVA and 16MVA.

Included in the contract are the design and manufacture of the shore power system, high voltage electrical infrastructure and building the architectural designed buildings on site. The systems will be ready to connect the first cruise vessels in 2023 and 2024.

This solution is designed as a compact module-based frequency converter system with integrated remote access and monitoring. A cruise ship can consume up to 60,000 litres fuel per day when berthed and emit large amounts of CO2.

“The shore power market is an important part of our contribution to the de-carbonisation of the shipping industry and with this contract, our backlog amounts to more than NKr300 mill related to electrification projects.

“We are currently working on several exciting potential projects in Europe and as part of our international focus area this contract is of great importance,” said Eirik Sorensen, PSW Power & Automation’s General Manager.

About PSW Power & Automation: PSW Power & Automation provide complete solutions within electrification. The company has among other specialised on electrical power, infra structure and shore power systems in Norway and internationally.