ABB To Install Port Of Incheon’s First STS Power Solution To Slash Passenger Vessel Emissions
The first shore to ship power solution for the Port of Icheon. This will help the passenger vessels to cut down the emissions, noise, and vibrations at the berth itself. After receiving a green signal from the Incheon Port Authority (IPA) for plugging in passenger ships into the local grid, ABB got the contract.
“As the first agreement covering shore-to-ship power in South Korea, this is a truly significant breakthrough for ABB,” said Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports. “We are honored to be selected by IPA to support their efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships, as well as moving towards increasingly sustainable port operations.”
The largest cruise terminal of South Korea was innaugurated in June 2019. Port of Incheon’s metropolitan location and it’s the ambition to develop a Golden Harbor as a new hub for tourism for Northeast Asia keeping environmental priorities upon the port.
The delivery by ABB’s includes the complete installation at the Incheon passenger terminal. The onshore power connection consists of an enclosure that features a 2000kVA capacity Static Frequency Convertor with 50/60HZ output, a transformer, a Neutral Grounding Register Unit, and an outdoor enclosure.
Not only is the ABB’s shore to ship power technology known for its performance and reliability but also for the fact it optimizes the electricity cost. About 50 ports all round the world have already integrated it in their plans and strategies for the reduction of emissions and as an incentive for clean shipping.
With the increasing number of ports in the world, the need to lower pollution is also coming in largely. Installation of shore power is one of the ways in which it can be done.