Havnekraft AS to establish high-voltage shore power system for cruise ships in Haugesund (Norway)

   February 6, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Havnekraft AS is due to establish a high-voltage shore power system for cruise ships at the Garpeskaer berth in Haugesund (Norway). The planned delivery of the facility is at the end of 2022.

It will be prepared for other cruise ships visiting the port outside the season, which provides a flexible solution for visiting vessels and the port.

Havnekraft, owned by Haugaland Kraft & Port of Karmsund/Haugesund, awarded PSW Power & Automation the contract for the high voltage shore power solution with a capacity of up to 16MVA. The contract includes a technical solution and electrical infrastructure which will enable low voltage connection by other ships outside the cruise season.

PSW Power & Automation is due to design, assemble, and test the system in their facilities at Agotnes before it's being shipped to Haugesund for commissioning and installation.

Norway has come a long way in establishing shore power solutions. By connecting cruise vessels to shore power, major reductions in both noise and emissions are achieved, in addition to the effect of reduced maintenance and operating costs.

Port of Haugesund (Norway)

Haugesund is situated between Bergen and Stavanger, nestled between small islands and mighty fjords like Akrafjord, Hardangerfjord, Lysefjord. Haugesund is a vibrant port town with roots dating back to Viking times. 1000 years ago, King Harald Fairhair united Norway into a single kingdom near here, and ever since Haugaland has laid claim to the title “Homeland of the Viking Kings – Norway's Birthplace”.