Thanks to the new shore power installation, ships can stop using noisy, polluting diesel generators while berthed in Scheveningen harbor. This eliminates air pollution and reduces noise and vibrations when ship engines are idle. On average, 1,000 liters marine diesel are saved every day because of the new shore power supply. This results in dramatic reductions in air pollution from particulate matter, nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur oxides (SOx) in addition to substantial CO₂ savings.
The system was built using a Danfoss VACON® NXC series low harmonic drive to convert grid power to adapt the frequency to the ship’s grids. The system has eight power outlets each with a communication system allowing the ship’s engineer to connect and pay for power using an app.