Cavotec and ABB have teamed up to provide technology that helps ship owners reduce emissions.
The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly offer shore-to-ship power solutions, which allow vessels to plug into onshore power supply and shut down their engines. This eliminates emissions, noise and vibrations while the ships are berthed in ports that are often located near cities. The technology enables ships to switch from on-board generation to shore power supply, without disruption of services including lighting, heating and refrigeration.
Cavotec, an engineering group, and ABB, a power and automation technology company, say their combined expertise and resources will allow them to supply customized technology to the global ports markets, as well as 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 portfolio, including shore connection boxes and cable management systems.
In other efforts to cut ports’ carbon pollution, Siemens installed an eHighway system near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the two largest ports in the US. Siemens eHighway is the electrification of select highway lanes via a catenary system that supplies trucks with electric power, similar to how modern day trolleys or streetcars are powered on many city streets.
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