Engineering company Siemens has received an order from MV WERFTEN Wismar to supply and install turnkey Siharbor onshore power supplies.
The onshore power supply system will be used to build the ‘Global class’ cruise ships. Measuring 340 m in length and providing accommodation for more than 5,000 pax, these vessels are the world’s largest cruise ships, and a huge amount of energy are needed for their construction.
An onshore power supply with a capacity of up to 12 MVA provides the energy simultaneously, both in dock and on the quay.
The power plant covers all the necessary components for powering the ships, as well as the grid connection. It includes the complete substation, transformers, and medium-voltage switchgear. Siemens will also be responsible for servicing the plant for a period of five years.
The systems are expected to go into operation in the spring of 2019.
“We’re using the Siharbor solution for the first time in an environment other than right in port and are implementing a parallel power supply,” said Axel Mohr, head of sales, Siemens Energy Management Division for industry and infrastructure customers, Region North. “This was an exciting challenge for us, one that will greatly benefit the customer and the environment. We’re proud of this opportunity to do our part in making shipbuilding greener.”
“Siemens is an outstanding partner to us,” said André Machatzky, MV WERFTEN head of investments. “The entire team is near our Wismar location and can give us immediate support for service and consulting. We’ll continue to build low-emission ships in the future. The excellent collaboration led to fast planning, and we’re looking forward to commissioning.”