Yara Marine won a Contract to install shore power systems on board three vessels of the roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) and ropax operator, Finnlines.
The shore power solution will allow ships to connect to the local power grid while in port, allowing them to use electricity instead of fuel-powered auxiliary engines.
Scheduled to be deployed this year, the turnkey solutions will enable Finnlines to phase out shipboard emissions in the port and reduce its environmental footprint.
Yara Marine‘s turnkey shore power solution is expected to reduce installation complexity and minimize project risk such as fleet-scale installations.
Finnlines COO Thomas Doepel said: “Finnlines is committed to providing sustainable and responsible transport options in the Baltic and North Seas.
With shore power, the shipping industry can reduce fuel consumption and meet stringent emissions regulations, as well as transition to net-zero emissions.
Several government ministers and port authorities signed a joint commitment to port electrification by 2028 at the One Ocean Summit.
According to Yara Marine, it demonstrates an industry vision of using shore power as a potential source to achieve decarbonization goals.
Aleksander Askeland, CSO of Yara Marine Technologies, said, “We look forward to working with Finnlines to deliver solutions that will maximize benefits at all levels.
Last year in November, Canadian shipping company Algoma Central selected Yara Marine’s FuelOpt propulsion optimization technology for installation on eight vessels.