Scheveningen harbor environmentally upgrades with clean shore power

Monday, December 3, 2018
Scheveningen harbor environmentally upgrades with clean shore power

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.

All power conversion installations

  • Scheveningen harbor environmentally upgrades with clean shore power
    Scheveningen harbor environmentally upgrades with clean shore power

    On average, 1,000 liters marine diesel are saved every day because of the new shore power supply in Scheveningen harbor, resulting in dramatic reductions in air pollution.

  • Shore power supply is a cost-effective solution for Maersk Supply Service’s parked vessels
    Shore power supply is a cost-effective solution for Maersk Supply Service’s parked vessels

    Thanks to shore power supply during parking, Maersk Supply Service can keep diesel exhaust pollution, noise nuisance and maintenance costs to a minimum.

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    Battery retrofit saves fuel and improves air quality

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  • Hybrid powertrain improves tugboat economy and maneuverability
    Hybrid powertrain improves tugboat economy and maneuverability

    The Telstar saves 20% on operating costs compared to traditional tugboats.

  • VACON® drives power hybrid ferries 24/7
    VACON® drives power hybrid ferries 24/7

    Passenger ferries bridge Amsterdam’s IJ River, keeping the city connected around the clock. Hybrid propulsion powered by VACON® drives ensures 24/7 uptime, smaller generator size, better air quality, less noise and easy maneuverability of the vessels.