Empowering Green Harbors: Onshore Power Supply
In today's dynamic maritime landscape, the call for greener harbors is louder than ever. With cruise ships and container vessels continually increasing in size and the frequency of port calls on a steady incline, the issue of pollution within harbor terminals has taken center stage. Over the past decade, the number of passengers has tripled, and this upward trend shows no signs of abating.
The importance of shore power
The consequences of this growth are vigorously evident, with pollution levels of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxides, and particulate matter often reaching levels that would, under ordinary circumstances, be deemed unsuitable for residential areas. In an era where cities are implementing bans on motorized traffic within city centers and aggressively striving to reduce their ecological footprint, additional pollution from ports is no longer tenable.
Reducing the emissions of ports
Enter innovative onshore power supply and Alternate Marine Power (AMP) solutions, designed to meet the unique needs of cruise ships. These solutions seamlessly integrate with onboard supply systems, and through the utilization of shore power, they are at the forefront of the effort to mitigate emissions of air pollutants, reduce noise, and curb carbon dioxide emissions within port areas.
These systems are far from one-size-fits-all; they can be tailored to suit the specific conditions and requirements of ports worldwide. By embracing Wabtec© shore power cms - ShoreCONNECT, you're not just promoting sustainability—you're preparing your port for a cleaner, more environmentally conscious future.
6 Reasons for Onshore Power Supply
- Sustainable Ports of Tomorrow
- Rising Maritime Traffic
- The Environmental Toll
- Urbanization Challenges
- Noise reduction
- Meet regulations: IMO 2040/2050, Fit for 55
Onshore power supply for cruise ships and container vessels
To maintain the operability of a ship while in the harbor, the necessary power is normally generated by means of auxiliary diesel and generators while the main engine is switched off. In the future, the power supply for ships by means of onshore power supply units will replace the diesel-powered vessel generators to a large extent.
The introduction of emission standards and environmental regulations in general are also accelerating this development.
We offer systems and system components for the feeding of onshore power into the on-board power grid and in doing so, make our contribution to reduce the emissions of air pollutants, noise and carbon dioxide in the area of ports.