ABB wins Swedish vessel infrastructure project
Shore-to-ship solutions will power vessels docked in port
ABB has won an order from Ystad Hamn, the port authority of the city of Ystad in southern Sweden, to build the complete electrical onshore infrastructure to simultaneously power multiple vessels while berthed.
The shore-to-ship power solutions enable vessels docked in the port to draw all the electricity needed for operating their onboard systems, including ventilation and cooling, from the local power network. This allows ships to shut off their diesel engines while docked in port, resulting in reductions in greenhouse gas and noise emissions as well as vibrations, improving environmental
conditions for people in and around the port.
“ABB’s turnkey shore-to-ship power solutions adapt both the voltage level and frequency of electricity
from the local grid to match that of each vessel,” said Oleg Aleinikov, head of ABB's substations
business, a part of the company’s Power Systems division.