ABB Provides Ferry Terminal Shore-to-Ship Power Units

Press Release
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Photo courtesy of ABB

ABB activate shoreside ship electical power installations at Stena Line ferry terminal in Port of Rotterdam

ABB explains that ferries play a vital role in the public transport infrastructure of many waterside towns and cities. Vessels, which remain in ports for six hours on average, need electricity to run amenities such as heating, ventilation, cooling and galley equipment. Currently the electricity is produced with onboard diesel generators, which are a constant source of noise, vibrations, noxious emissions and the accompanying unpleasant smell.


ABB’s fully integrated shore-to-ship power solution was activated at the port of Rotterdam. The operator of the terminal, Stena Line B.V., a subsidiary of Stena AB, one of the world’s largest ferry companies, has taken steps to mitigate the negative impact of their operations on the local community and the environment.

To support Stena Line in their ambitious plan, ABB supplied a complete substation and automation package based on PCS 6000 static frequency converters rated at 6 MVA (megavolt amperes), including the design, engineering, project management, installation as well as the commissioning.

The entire installation, both onshore and onboard the ships was accomplished by ABB within a year of receiving the purchase order in July 2011. The solution was shipped in December 2011 and was operational by mid June 2012.



 

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