Zinus to supply Oslo shore power system

2023-05-12T17:25:40+00:00 May 12th, 2023|Environment|

Norwegian shore power technology and autonomous solutions company, Zinus, has won a contract from PowerCon to supply the Port of Oslo with a CRU500 shore power solution.

The project’s objective is to make shore power available for all cruise ships that visit Oslo.

“This contract is a testament to Zinus’s commitment to developing cutting-edge technology and highlights the importance of sustainable solutions in the maritime industry. We are thrilled to be the supplier to PowerCon and end user Port of Oslo,” said Geir Odland, Zinus’ Chief Service Officer.

The CRU500 is an all-in-one cable management system that integrates with PowerCon’s shoreside electro distribution station and the cruise vessel.

It can be moved and operated as one unit with cables and a cable management system, including both power and signal cables.

Jens Eirik Hagen, Port of Oslo’s Head of Energy Transition, added, “In the Port of Oslo, we work systematically to offer shore power to all ship segments. We have a target of 85% emissions reduction by 2030. Shore power for cruise vessels will contribute significantly to this objective.

“Shore power is the first stepping stone for more sustainable shipping. PowerCon and Zinus have offered innovative and cost-efficient solutions with a proven track record,” he said.

Jacob Bjarkam, PowerCon Head of Sales, stated, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Zinus on this project and believe that this partnership will lead to a strong future of co-operation, driving positive change in the cruise industry.”

This contract not only reflects Zinus’s expertise in the field but also signals a bright future for the company’s latest technology.

As the maritime industry aims to reach net-zero carbon production, Zinus’ Cruiser design is poised to make a significant impact in ports worldwide, the company claimed.

Zinus also said that it had constantly made efforts to refine and improve the CRU500 to meet the evolving needs of its customers and the maritime sector.

As the world moves towards net-zero carbon emissions, ground-breaking technology is set to play an increasingly vital role in the global effort to protect the environment while promoting the growth and success of the maritime industry, the company concluded.