Cavotec, ABB Partner on Shore-to-ship Power
Cavotec and ABB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly offer complete shore-to-ship power solutions globally. Such solutions allow vessels to plug into onshore power supply and shut down their engines, eliminating noxious emissions, noise and vibrations while berthed in ports that are often located in city surrounds. The technology ensures a seamless switch from on-board generation to shore power supply, without disruption of services including lighting, heating and refrigeration.
The companies will together supply customized solutions to global ports markets, as well as full lifecycle services and support. ABB’s shore-to-ship power systems include technologies for port electrification, frequency conversion systems, power transformers, control and protection equipment, as well as consulting services. Cavotec contributes interface equipment from its Alternative Marine Power (AMP) portfolio, including shore connection boxes and cable management systems.
“Shore-to-ship power is a sustainable solution to reduce local emissions and enable green port operations,” said Oleg Aleinikov, Managing Director of ABB’s Grid Integration business, a part of the company’s Power Grids division.