By Renée Francoeur
May 26, 2016 – ABB and Cavotec have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly offer shore-to-ship power solutions across the globe. These are the type of solutions that allow vessels to plug into the onshore power supply and shut down their engines.
ABB says its shore-to-ship power systems include technologies for port electrification, frequency conversion systems, power transformers, control and protection equipment, as well as consulting services. Cavotec contributes interface equipment from their Alternative Marine Power (AMP) portfolio including shore connection boxes and cable management systems.
“Shore-to-ship power is a sustainable solution to reduce local emissions and enable green port operations,” said Oleg Aleinikov, Managing Director of ABB’s Grid Integration business, a part of the company’s Power Grids division.