Ports in Europe go green

By Finance

The most of the ports in Europe take steps to green technologies. Installing an ABB shore-to-shore vessel power connection that helps vessels to stop their engines and to utilize shore-side electricity when they are at the port.
This technology reduces noise pollution and cuts Co2 emissions by 98%. A perfect example of a port using this new innovations is Ystad Sweden, growing and competitive.
Investments made a growth of the tonnage over the last 3 years despite the economic crisis.
Local company Processkontroll Elektriska selected ABB to made a turnkey shore-to-ship creation for all berths of the port. The electricity comes from the local power grid to a specially built ABB substantion equipped with powerful frequency convertors.

ABB designed shore-to-ship innovation at the start of the millennium by delivering the world’s first high voltage shoreside power connection for the Swedish port of Gothenburg in 2000. Then ABB has gave ports throughout Asia and Europe with shore-to-ship solutions.