On Monday of last week, the Port of Bergen inaugurated its shore power facility by connecting it up to the cruise ship ‘Viking Venus’.
“This is a big day for the Port of Bergen,” explained acting port director, Ulrik Jørgensen, speaking during the connection at Skolten Quai. “When the cruise ships turn off the diesel engines and instead use electricity when they are at the quay, they contribute to cleaner air in Bergen.”
In a statement, Viking Cruises said; “We congratulate Bergen that shore power is now available along the cruise quays in the harbour and we are pleased to have the first cruise ship that connects during a regular cruise call to Bergen.
“Viking is proud to have Bergen as its home port for our ships and to have built up the port into an international turning port for cruises in collaboration with our partners in Bergen. All of our ships that call at the port in the future will use the facility,” the company said.