With the global ports industry taking substantive steps to operate more sustainably and cost-effectively, leading shore power expert with the Cavotec engineering group, Luciano Corbetta, describes how shore power, or ‘cold ironing’ systems are increasingly being adopted, and adapted for port authorities, shipping lines and ship owners.
“We’re increasingly adapting our alternative maritime power (AMP) systems, be they on shore, ship-based, fixed or mobile, low or medium voltage, for all types of customers,” says Corbetta.
Working closely with engineering partners, shipping lines and port authorities, Cavotec has developed shore power technologies since the 1980s. The group designs and manufactures a variety of shore power systems with varying voltages, including ship-based units, landbased vault systems and mobile units. Shore power systems enable ships in port to switch off their engines and connect to shore-side electrical power supply, thus reducing emissions in ports and surrounding communities.
“Shore power is increasingly seen as an effective way to operate more sustainably, and as fuel prices rise, also a way to reduce costs in the long-term,” says Corbetta…
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