Thursday, June 10, 2021

New Technology to Provide Container Vessels with Shoreside Power

MSC Signs Up for Decarbonisation Equipment
Shipping News Feature

SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – Lugano headquartered Cavotec, which supplies industries, including the port sector, with the technology required to assist in their decarbonisation, has won a series of orders in the second quarter with a total value of €5 million to equip the world’s largest new-build container ships with its ShorePower systems.

The slew of new orders comes in the wake of €3 million in orders placed in the first quarter of 2021. The company says this confidence recognises the powerful cleantech technologies which enable dramatic pollution reductions and are the latest example of how Cavotec is enabling the modernisation and decarbonisation of the global ports and shipping sector. Mikael Norin, Cavotec CEO, observed:

“We’re proud to support the world’s major container shipping lines in their journey towards sustainable operations. As the leading supplier of shore power systems, Cavotec is trusted to provide worldwide connection compatibility for vessels using shoreside power supply.”

The majority of orders are for new-build container vessels for international shipping line MSC and for Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), one of the world’s largest ship builders. Cavotec will supply PowerAMPReels for MSC and SHI with the majority of the systems to be fitted to new-build container ships with a capacity of 24,000 TEU.

The PowerAMPReels systems also include weather-proof enclosures. On each vessel, one ShorePower system will be installed on the port side and one on the starboard side to enable fast and safe connection to shoreside electricity in every port where available.