Norwegian port to install shore power facility

Norwegian port to install shore power facility
Karmsund Havn

Norwegian company Havnekraft will establish a new high-voltage shore power system for cruise ships in Haugesund, Norway.

The facility will also be prepared for other vessels visiting the port outside the cruise season, providing a highly flexible solution for the port and visiting vessels. Planned delivery of the facility is the end of 2022.

PSW Power & Automation has been selected by Havnekraft, which is owned by Haugaland Kraft and the Port of Karmsund, to install the shore power solution. The facility will have a capacity of up to 16MVA according to IEC 80005-1.  The contract includes a technical solution and electrical infra-structure which enable low voltage connection by other vessels outside the cruise season.

PSW Power & Automation will design, assemble, and test the complete system in its facilities at Ågotnes before it is shipped to Haugesund for installation and commissioning.

“Havnekraft will be an important contributor for the owners to achieve their high ambitions in technology and sustainability. For the region to continue to be one of the largest cruise ports in Norway, it is important that we get a shore power solution in place. We have been working for a long time to get a shore power solution for cruise ships in place, and this will be the most important individual measure to reduce emissions from operations at the local port sections” said Tine Osmundsen, chairman in Havnekraft.

“The solution on Garpeskjær quay will annually be able to supply over a hundred cruises vessels with shore power as well as other vessels outside the cruise season.  With the system ordered from PSW Power & Automation, we will have a flexible system with high utilisation. We have high expectations to this delivery and look forward to connecting the first ship to shore power.”

“This is a significant contract for us,” stated Eirik Sørensen, general manager in PSW Power & Automation and confirms the unique position PSW has within decarbonisaton of the shipping industry. “We are proud to contribute to another green harbour in Norway.”