Stena Line and Yara Marine Technologies have signed a contract to install Yara Marine’s shore power solution on board four ferries as part of Stena Line’s efforts to minimize carbon emissions from their fleet. Once connected to the port’s local power grid, the turnkey solution will enable these vessels to eliminate emissions and noise that would otherwise have been produced by the vessels’ engines. The installations are expected to take place in the second half of 2022, which will improve the green credentials of Stena Line’s fleet as well as the quality of life in the port communities where the ships will call.
Stena Line has a long history of greener operations and has been using shore power for some of its vessels since 1989. The shipping company is taking this sustainability approach even further and now requires shore terminals to be powered renewable to minimize emissions throughout the day. The supply chain.
Hans Corneliusson, Fleet Support Manager at Stena Line, says: “Reducing emissions is at the heart of our sustainable operations. Connecting a single ship to a green power grid while in port can reduce CO2 emissions by over 5,000 tonnes per year – and this effect is multiplied across our entire fleet. We firmly believe that the number of ports offering shore-based electrical connectivity will increase in the near future and we are happy to accompany this change by investing in our fleet to make them compatible with this technology. Our holistic approach to minimizing emissions by sourcing only renewable energy for shore power is consistent with both customer expectations and upcoming regulatory requirements.
The benefits of a turnkey solution
A growing number of ship operators are exploring the use of shore power to reduce emissions in port and to avoid noise and vibration resulting from active on-board engines, but are encountering technical difficulties when attempting to interconnect the systems of various operators. Yara Marine’s turnkey shore power solution solves this problem, as it is designed as a single system that allows for easy installation. Not only does this ensure the compatibility of different system elements, but it also reduces project risks, such as spare parts sourcing, making it ideal for fleet-wide installations.
Additionally, Yara Marine Technologies offers after-sales service for the life of the systems they supply, giving operators peace of mind and allowing them to focus on the operational and financial benefits of the technology, such as than reducing fuel costs.
Aleksander Askeland, CSO of Yara Marine Technologies, says: “The shipping industry is keen to achieve cleaner and truly sustainable operations, and shore power is an ideal way to reduce emissions with immediate effect. At Yara Marine, we believe it is important for businesses to make their operations greener, no matter the specifics of their operating conditions. We are delighted to use our extensive experience of planning and executing multi-ship installations to outfit four Stena Line vessels with our turnkey shore power solution, and look forward to supporting Stena Line and our other customers for the life of their installed technologies.
Source: Yara Marine Technologies