Stena Line will install Yara Marine’s shore power solution on board four ferries to minimise carbon emissions. When connected to the local power grid in port, the turnkey solution will allow these vessels to eliminate emissions and noise that would otherwise have been produced by the vessels’ engines.
The installations are scheduled to take place during the second half of 2022 and involves the Stena Baltica, Scandica, Livia, and Flavia.
‘Connecting a single vessel to a green electrical grid when in port can reduce CO2 emissions by over 5000 tonnes per year – and this effect is multiplied across our fleet,’ says Hans Corneliusson, Fleet Support Manager at Stena Line. ‘We firmly believe that the number of ports offering shore-based power connectivity will increase in the near future and we are happy to support this change through investments in our fleet to make them compatible with this technology.’
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Stena Line has a long history of greener operations and have used shore power for some of their vessels since 1989. The transportation company is taking this sustainability approach even further, and now requires that shore-based terminals are supplied with renewable energy to minimise emissions throughout the supply chain.
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Turnkey shore power solution
An increasing number of ship operators are exploring the use of shore power to reduce emissions in port, but they are encountering technical complexities when trying to interconnect systems from various operators. Yara Marine’s turnkey shore power solution solves this challenge, as it is designed as a single system that allows for easy installation. Not only does this guarantee compatibility of the various elements of the system – it also reduces project-related risks, such as sourcing spare parts, making it ideal for fleet-wide installations.
Furthermore, Yara offers aftercare for the lifetime of the systems they provide.
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Picture: Clockwise from top left: Stena Baltica, Scandica, Livia, and Flavia will all be outfitted with Yara Marine’s shore power solution.