As part of its efforts to minimize carbon emissions from its fleet, the Swedish company Stena line signed a contract with Yara Marine Technologies to install Yara Marine’s shore power solution on board four ferries: Stena Baltica, Stena Scandica, Stena Liviaand Stena Flavia.
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 planned for the second half of 2022.
Stena Line has a long history of greener operations and has been using shore power for some of its vessels since 1989. It is now taking this sustainability approach even further by requiring shore terminals to be powered by renewable energy to to minimize emissions throughout the supply chain. .
“Reducing emissions is at the heart of our sustainable operations,” says Hans Corneliusson, Fleet Support Manager at Stena Line. “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 support 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.
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. This ensures the compatibility of the various system elements and also reduces project risks, such as the supply of spare parts, making it ideal for fleet-wide installations.
“The shipping industry wants to achieve cleaner and truly sustainable operations, and shore power is an ideal way to reduce emissions with immediate effect,” says Aleksander Askeland, CSO of Yara Marine Technologies. “At Yara Marine, we believe in the importance of companies making 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.