A new project will see Swedish firm Terntank incorporate two newbuild tankers with a battery storage system to help eliminate emissions when arriving and departing port
Two 15,000-dwt tankers under construction at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard, Yangzhou will feature a hybrid system with a DC Link battery storage system and shore power connections in addition to the dual-fuel machinery that can run on liquid biogas or LNG.
A battery pack will provide 420 kW of power to help serve as a backup power source while the vessel is at sea. The Port of Gothenburg will provide shore-power installation to both tankers at berth. The shore-power supply will be part of the Energy Port initiative in Gothenburg, which will expand its shoreside power network to meet the needs of tankers.
Terntank said the combination of these systems will help eliminate emissions from the auxiliary machines during manoeuvring to port and during cargo handling.
The vessels will be taken on time charter by NEOT, a Finnish oil products supply company and will operate on the Baltic and North Sea.
The project is supported by the Swedish Government through its Naturvårdsverket’s (Environment Protection Agency) Klimatklivet investment fund. Klimatklivet is also partly financing the shoreside power investment at Gothernburg Port to the tune of Skr10.7M (US$1.24M).
Gothernburg Port is among the first ports to offer shore power for vessels and is aiming to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030. Shoreside power is now available at the Stena Line berths and two of the berths at the Gothenburg Ro-Ro Terminal.
North European ports continue to expand their shore power offerings with the Port of Hamburg identifying shore power as the most effective way to address carbon emissions while the port of Helsinki will make shore power systems serving ferries transiting between Finland and Estonia operational in 2021.
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