Ports of Stockholm (Sweden) establishes shore power connections for cruise ships

   November 23, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

PSW Power & Automation signed a contract with Ports of Stockholm (Sweden) for 2 high-voltage shore power systems with power outputs 8MVA and 16MVA. The new delivery includes the design and manufacture of the shoreside power system, high voltage electrical infrastructure, and raising the architecturally designed buildings on site.

The systems are due to be ready to connect the first cruise ships in 2023 and 2024.

Joakim Larsson, the city commissioner responsible for Ports of Stockholm, said cruise passengers were very important to Stockholm financially and generated 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."

This shore power solution is designed as a module-based frequency converter system with remote access and monitoring. A cruise ship can consume up to 60,000 litres of fuel per day when at the shore and emit large amounts of CO2. This is why establishing shore power is a major environmental benefit.

PSW Power & Automation is responsible for the buildings' architectural designs. The biggest building is a gabion expected to emphasize the surroundings and, together with lighting, to create the promenade's pleasant atmosphere. The smallest building will be made of plaited steel plates which will provide the opportunity to see the content of the building.

Port of Stockholm (Sweden)

Eirik Sorensen, general manager of PSW Power & Automation, said the shore power market was an important part of their contribution to the decarbonization of the shipping industry and with the contract, their backlog amounted to over NKR 300 million (EUR 30,2 M) 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.” 

PSW Power & Automation provides complete solutions within electrification. The company has among others specialized in electrical power, infrastructure, and shore power systems.