Shore power for DFDS ferries in Copenhagen Malmö Port
Copenhagen Malmö Port will soon get its first shore power facility. It will be installed by the Swedish company Actemium by the end of the summer. The system will power the DFDS ferries at the company’s terminal on the Copenhagen side of the port.
A joint sustainable project is underway in Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP). In late summer, a shore power facility will be launched in the port. The common project is a result of cooperation between CMP and DFDS, whose ferry terminal will be equipped with the new solution. Actemium, a Sweden-based supplier of land-based electrical connections to ships, under the supervision of COWI, the Danish consulting company, is implementing the project that will be completed by summer’s end. The shore power installation will be located at the DFDS quays and will become the first shore power facility for CMP.
“Long-term planning, design and tendering are bearing fruit when the shore power facility is put into operation during the late summer. The shore power initiative is of significant importance to us and an important milestone in our efforts to contribute to the UN’s global sustainable development goals. To achieve this in close cooperation with DFDS feels really special, and we look forward to the ferries being connected to shore power this summer when they are berthed in Copenhagen,” said Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port.
Two connection points
The shore power facility will enable vessels to turn off the ship generators to reduce operational costs as well carbon and noise emissions. As COWI estimated, the new solution will lead to an annual reduction in emissions of approximately 912 tonnes of carbon dioxide, 18 tonnes of NOx and 0.4 tonnes of particulates. Overall, this represents a reduction of 1.6 per cent of vehicle traffic in Copenhagen in terms of NOx.
Actemium will install two connection points, one on each quay at DFDS ferry terminal on Dampfærgevej in Copenhagen. The installation will be delivered in a 40-foot container, which will be placed on the quay. It delivers 10 kV with 50 Hz. “The assignment also includes carrying out excavations and installation work on site, remote monitoring, operation of the facility, and maintenance. A remotely manoeuvred crane for connections to the ferries will also be installed on the quayside in the respective ferry berths. We at Actemium are very proud of how our OPS facilities help our customers and users to contribute to a more sustainable future that is less dependent on fossil fuels,” added André Olofsson, Project Manager at Actemium OPS.
In other Scandinavian ports
For DFDS, the shore power facility in Copenhagen will become the second. “Since 2019 we have been using shore power on our ships in the Port of Oslo and we look forward to also being able to reduce the amount of air pollutants and particulates when the ships are located at DFDS’ terminal at the port in Copenhagen,” explained Torben Carlsen, CEO of DFDS. According to him, the company had a positive experience in using the solution in Norway and its impact on the environment.
Actemium as a turnkey contractor has already equipped 16 maritime terminals in Europe with its Onshore Power Supply (OPS) facilities. Besides Copenhagen and Oslo, the solution was also installed at the ports of Kristiansand, Oslo, Gothenburg, Trelleborg, Ystad, Karlskrona, Stockholm, Luleå and others.