Norwegian firm Blueday Technology has signed an agreement with Norwegian port authority Sandnes Havn for delivery of a shore-power system
Blueday calls its shore-power system BluEco and said it is based on Blueday’s knowledge of using variable-frequency drives as variable-speed control for electric motors. The system is equipped with an active front end and grid converter solution, the company said.
Blueday’s shore-power systems are typically used to supply ships and offshore rigs on short- and medium-term port stays. The shore-to-ship power systems enable vessels docked in the port to draw all the electricity needed for operating their onboard systems, including ventilation and cooling, from the local power network.
Using shore-side power allows ships to shut off their diesel engines while docked in port resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, noise and vibrations and creates a window for possible maintenance work on the engines.
The system will comply with IEC/PAS 80005-X LV and MV Shore Connection Systems. The company has also developed a proprietary charger to provide both AC and DC solutions.
Blueday Technology said its team has expertise in offshore and marine electrical and control engineering and creates shore-power systems based on flexible, modular and distributed architecture.
The company will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the project. The contract will be executed in the company’s operating centre in Stavanger, Norway, and the system is scheduled to be completed during H2 2020.