Tromso and Trondheim gear up for OPS

2024-04-29T16:51:37+00:00 April 29th, 2024|Ports|

Onshore power (POS) is being tested at Tromso’s city quay this autumn, with it becoming fully operational early next year, according to Harriet Willassen, Marketing and Communication Manager, Port of Tromso.

In Breivika an onshore power supply (OPS) connection is planned for 2027 and, in the longer term, the possibility of building a terminal is being considered, reported Cruise Europe.

Tromso is a part of the Norwegian national labelling scheme – Sustainable Destination.

Elsewhere, Trondheim Port Authority (TPA) has been allocated NOK20 mill (€1.7 mill) by the Norwegian government to establish shore power for cruise ships at the main cruise quay.

The facility is to supply 50 Hz and 60 Hz, 6.6 kV & 11 kV and up to 12 MW with IEC/IEEE 80005-1 plugs. The total cost is estimated at NOK87 mill, with the remaining NOK67 mill coming from TPA.

In order to communicate to the community the economic value of cruise tourism and its geographic spread, a comprehensive analysis will take place this summer, explained Maria Kuhnl Undheim, TPA’s Marketing Manager to Cruise Europe.

In addition, the port has arranged to take politicians on board the methanol-ready ‘Mein Schiff 7’ to show the sustainability of cruise vessels. This will be the third year that visits on board will be organised.

This year, 93 cruise ship calls are expected at Trondheim, Hitra, Froya and Namsos, all of which form part of the TPA. Up to 198,000 passengers will discover the heart of Norway, Trondelag, now known as Home of Nordic Flavour.