Port of Moss move forward towards and emerge as a zero-emission port
Blueday Technology has signed an agreement with Moss Havn for delivery of a complete shore power solution and continues to contribute a low emission society. It confirms the confidence Blueday have in deliveries of shore power systems that combine technologies and knowledge of the marine sector.
The state of the art solution, SMART Shore Power System secures also Port of Moss to move forward towards and emerge as a zero-emission port. With the development of regulations and the growing number of terminals equipped with shore power, several shipping lines are steadily featuring shore power on their new ships and retrofitting their existing ones.
All ships use combustion engines to run generators for producing electricity, have their own systems for this and release emissions into the air. What is emitted depends on the fuel that is used. Shore power has the potential to reduce air pollutant emissions associated with energy consumption from ships at berth. With shore power, the electricity ships need to power their ancillary systems while at berth may be produced with fewer air pollution emissions from land-side electricity power sources (e.g., power plants) as compared with onboard diesel-powered auxiliary engines. However, the magnitude of potential emissions savings depends on the fuel mix and electricity generation technology mix of the power source.
A shore power solution enables ships docked in the port to draw all the electricity needed for operating their on-board systems, including ventilation and cooling, from the local power network. The use of shore-side power allows ships to shut off their diesel engines while docked 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. It also allows an opportunity window for maintenance work on the engines.
Blueday Technology will be responsible for the engineering, installation and commissioning of the project. The operating center in Stavanger, will execute this contract, scheduled to be completed during the second half of 2019.