The work to establish a shore power facility at the DFDS ferry terminal in Copenhagen is in full swing.
The initiative is a joint collaboration between CMP and DFDS, with the Swedish company Actemium as contractor and COWI as technical advisor.
The facility is expected to be operational in late summer 2021 and will makes it possible for DFDS’ ferries Crown Seaways and Pearl Seaways to significantly reduce the ships’ CO2 emissions while in port.
CMP’s and DFDS’ joint shore power initiative nicely fits in with the ambitions of both companies to continue to make the port activities in Copenhagen greener.
Once the shore power facility has been established, it will become possible for the ferries to turn off the ship’s generators and thus reduce the emissions of air pollutants as well as particulates.
“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.
“We know from Oslo that such installations have a very positive impact on the environment in and around the port and especially in regards to the residents who live in close vicinity to our terminals,” notes Torben Carlsen, CEO at DFDS.
“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,” reports Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO at Copenhagen Malmö Port.
Swedish-based turnkey contractor Actemium is setting up an Onshore Power Supply (OPS) facility in Copenhagen. This is a market-leading solution for land-based electrical connections to ships.
Actemium has previously established 16 Onshore Power Supply facilities in the Nordic region, including a facility in Oslo that the DFDS ferries use today.