Hafenstrom AS and Mo Industrial Park AS has applied to Enova for funding of shore facilities by Rana Industry Terminal AS (RIT). This will help Mo Industrial Parks goal to become a world leading industrial cluster in relation to the environment and energy efficiency. Eventually, several ports could do the same.
Emissions from vessels is an environmental problem. Berthed Vessels rely on power, for loading / unloading, lighting, heating, cooling, etc. Today this is solved normally by the ship’s own diesel-operated auxiliary engines to deliver such power. For every hour engines yesterday creates air emissions, noise m.w. The solution is that power is supplied from land.
Significant environmental benefits
At RIT, which is one of the nation’s busiest ports, length at berth for 2015 is estimated at approximately 31,500 hours. The potential for environmental improvements is thus considerable.
European ports must have shore power
Within 10 years, all major ports in Europe have access to mains electricity. This is a requirement in an EU directive from last fall about infrastructure for alternative fuels in the transport sector. The directive is a follow up of the EU’s ambitious measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport by 60 percent in 2050, measured against 1990 emissions. The directive covers everything from charging stations for electric vehicles to LNG bunkering and shore power for ships.
Cooperation in ARENA Arctic Maritime Cluster (EMCC) yields results
Both Hafenstrom and Mo Industrial Park AS are members of the maritime business network AMK and the project idea was launched at a conservatory collection in Mo i Rana.
Which port will be next in Northern Norway?
Today there are few harbors in northern Norway with shore power connection. Hafenstrom AS now takes an initiative that will contribute to reduce this environmental challenge. Troms county council has commissioned an emissions analysis for Tromsøya and Tromsøysundet. Representatives included people from Hafenstrom.
· The project “COMPLETELY ELECTRIC” was initiated by ARENA Arctic Maritime Cluster
· The project focuses on shore to ports
· has now received approval for funding from the EU of approximately NOK 6 million.
· Hafenstrom participating in a Horizon 2020 project with a budget of EUR 7.5 million.
· German television had a program about the project on 01.21.2016.
ARENA Arctic Maritime Cluster (EMCC)
· AMK is a business cluster project supported by Innovation Norway, the Research Council and SIVA
· The focus is on maritime challenges and opportunities in the north
· 44 participants are involved in AMK
· Project management is Transportutvikling AS in Narvik
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