Rotterdam Shore Power B.V, a joint venture of Eneco and the Port of Rotterdam Authority, will supply shore power to part of the DFDS ships that dock in Vlaardingen by the end 2023.
At first, Jinling RoRo vessels for scheduled service to and from Immingham will use the shore power installation.
Actemium will oversee the installation, which is partially funded by subsidies from the central government and the province of South Holland.
The use of shore power for the berth for the Jinling RoRo vessels is in line with the sustainable agenda of DFDS, aimed at reducing Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Sulphur Oxides (SOx) emissions.
The other two berths will be considered for shore power at a later stage, as reported by the Port of Rotterdam Authority.
The shore power facility consists of a converted 40-foot container containing electrical equipment that makes electricity from the public power grid suitable for use aboard the vessels.
A cable management system will physically bring the electricity from the wharf aboard the ship with a cable and a plug.
Finally, a remote control will enable the operation of the crane on the quay from the ship, so that the cable can be taken on board and then connected.
The shore power installation has a capacity of 1.8 Megawatts and is expected to provide 3.5 Gigawatts per year of electricity.
The estimated CO2 reduction resulting from the investment is approximately 2,100 tons on an annual basis.
The 1 Gigawatt per annum Battolyser factory will be located in the M4H area, an industrial site in the heart of Rotterdam.