Fjuel has selected BluEco® Shore Power for Port of Tromsø
Stavanger, Norway – May 31, 2023
Blueday Technology is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Fjuel AS with a turnkey contract including our product line BluEco® Shore Power system for both Low and High Voltage to the Port of Tromsø.
“This project continues consolidating Blueday Technology in this industry segment and opens further opportunities in the market, acknowledging our ability to operate as a leading international shore power provider. We are grateful to have been given that trust by Fjuel” says Jon Asle Andersen, operation manager at Blueday Technology.
Shipping along the coast accounts for large greenhouse gas emissions and significant local air and noise pollution. Seven per cent of greenhouse gas emissions from shipping take place while the ships are moored. The ports are logistics hubs and low energy use, and environmentally friendly solutions are of great importance for the overall environmental accounts for sea-based transport solutions.
The Port of Tromsø will after the installation serve all types of vessels including Cruise ships with clean energy to reduce the environmental impact and achieve climate targets.
“Our BluEco® Shore Power and Charger System is a result of years of development and experience that we have accumulated. We are specialized in designing and constructing complete shore power and charging solutions focused on optimum system availability at the lowest cost. We focus on supplying sustainable and reliable solutions with appropriate recommendations about installation and maintenance” says Andersen.
The shore-to-ship power solutions enable vessels moored in the port to use all the electricity needed for operating their onboard systems, including ventilation and cooling, from the local grid network. The use of shore-side power allows ships to shut off their diesel engines while moored in port. This results in reductions in greenhouse gas and noise emissions as well as vibrations, improving environmental conditions for people in and around the port.
Blueday Technology is responsible for the complete design, engineering, supply, installation, and commissioning of the project. The operating center in Stavanger, will execute this contract, scheduled to be completed during the second half of 2024.
Fjuel AS is a strategic partnership between The Port of Tromsø (49%) and Troms Kraft (51%) with the aim of making the maritime industry more environmentally friendly. The aim is initially to offer shore power to all ships visiting Tromsø. In the longer term, turn the port into the city’s central energy hub, and at the same time develop solutions that will work for other ports in the north.