One more port in Scandinavia equipped with shore power facility

2021/10/28 at 10:28 AM

Ferry services in Scandinavia will become more environmentally friendly as Copenhagen Malmö Port has launched its first shore power facility that was placed in a 40-foot container. It will supply power to the DFDS vessels sailing between Copenhagen and Oslo.

Instead of wasting fuel and generating additional emissions in Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), the DFDS ferries will be powered by a dedicated facility installed onshore. The new solution was put in service earlier this week. With the new facility, the DFDS ferries now have the possibility to connect to shore power in both Copenhagen and Oslo. It is the first installation of this kind in the two-country harbour. Another system for cruise ships will be deployed in the port in 2024.

Copenhagen Malmö Port launches its first shore power facility for DFDS ferries, source: Copenhagen Malmö Port

Technical specification

The shore power facility in Copenhagen Malmö Port was installed by Actemium, the Swedish specialist in this area that already deployed similar solutions in the other Scandinavian ports such as Kristiansand, Oslo, Gothenburg, Trelleborg, Ystad, Karlskrona, Visby, Stockholm and Luleå. All the equipment was put in a 40-foot container, which is placed on the dock. Besides the box, two connection points were established, one on each quay at DFDS’ ferry terminal on Dampfærgevej in Copenhagen. Actually, the facility was installed in late August. For two months, it has been running in a test mode. This has already allowed DFDS to reduce carbon footprint by about 69 tonnes and diesel consumption by 154 cubic metres. The solution costs 15 million Danish kroner.

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