Cuxhaven is set to receive a shore power system for RoRos. Image Credit: Siemens
Siemens AG (Siemens) says it has received an order to supply the key components of a Siharbor shore power supply system in Cuxhaven, including the complete transformer station and the cable feed system for RoRo ships.
The order was received from the regional grid operator EWE Netz GmbH.
"With a power output of 630 kilowatts (kW), the plant will supply these ships with electricity during their lay time," explained Siemens.
"They will thus be able to turn off their diesel generators, significantly lowering exhaust gas and noise pollution."
The system is intended to reduce local air pollution, such as nitrogen and sulfur oxides, fine dust, and carbon dioxide.