Stockholm invests in shore power
“Cruise passengers are very important to Stockholm financially and generate over 1,000 jobs in the region. Onshore power connections in Stockholm are part of an important joint environmental investment, together with other Baltic Sea ports, to create an international class sustainable cruise destination,” stated Joakim Larsson, the city commissioner responsible for Ports of Stockholm.
PSW Power & Automation has signed a turnkey contract for two high voltage shore power systems, 8MVA and 16MVA. The delivery includes design and manufacture of the shore power system, high voltage electrical infrastructure and raising the architectural designed buildings on site. The systems will be ready to connect the first cruise vessels in 2023 and 2024.
The shore power solution is designed as a compact module-based frequency converter system with integrated remote access and monitoring. A cruiseship can consume up to 60,000 litres fuel per day when at shore and emit large amounts of CO2. Hence establishing shore power will be a major environmental benefit for Stockholm.
PSW Power & Automation is also responsible for the architectural designed buildings. The largest building is a gabion which will emphasise the surroundings and, together with lighting, it will create a pleasant atmosphere along the promenade. The smallest building is to be made of plaited steel plates which will give the opportunity to see the building’s content.
“The shore power market is an important part of our contribution to the decarbonisation of the shipping industry and with this contract, our backlog amounts to more than NKr 300 million (€30.2 million) related to electrification projects.
“We are currently working on several exciting potential projects in Europe and as part of our international focus area this contract is of great importance,” said Eirik Sorensen, general manager of PSW Power & Automation.
About PSW Power & Automation: PSW Power & Automation provide complete solutions within electrification. The company has among other specialised on electrical power, infra structure and shore power systems in Norway and internationally.