ABB secured the contract covering the commitment of South Korea to sustainable shore-to-ship power following a pilot scheme for cruise ships to plug into the local grid received the go-ahead from IPA (Incheon Port Authority).
In addition to a new US$160 million ferry terminal opened in April this year, Port of Incheon inaugurated the largest South Korean cruise terminal in June 2019. Given its metropolitan location and the ambitions of IPA to develop its ‘Golden Harbor’ vision for Incheon as a brand new tourism hub for Northeast Asia, environmental credentials rank high in port priorities.
The full scope of delivery of ABB includes the installation of an onshore power connection at Incheon passenger terminal consisting of an enclosure with a 2000 kVA capacity Static Frequency Convertor with 50/60HZ output, transformer, Neutral Grounding Register Unit, and outdoor enclosure.
The shore-to-ship power technology of ABB is proven from the reliability and performance point of view, as well as in terms of optimizing the electricity's cost. It has been integrated by more than fifty ports around the globe into strategies which reduce emissions and incentivize clean shipping.
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