Opportunities and Limitations for Connecting Cruise Vessels to Shore Power
Air and noise pollution is in general a problem in cities, and Green Cruise Port (GCP) is working to reduce pollution from cruise activities in ports in the North and Baltic Sea. Bergen Port (Bergen og Omland Havnevesen) has engaged DNV GL to undertake an assessment of opportunities and limitations for connecting cruise vessels to power from shore on behalf of GCP, and to out line a business plan for GCP’s further work on onshore power supply.
This report assesses the business case for establishing shore power solutions in five selected GCP ports; Bergen, Hamburg, Rostock, Tallinn and Helsinki. The business case looks at the cost and benefits for vessel operator and ports related to establishment of onshore power supply. An overview of investment and operational costs for both a shore to grid solution and a LNG-Power-Barge solution is included. Total electricity costs, which includes the price of electricity, grid tariffs and national taxes and levies, is an important element of the operational cost . This report includes an overview of total electricity charges in the selected ports. The need for a coordinated initiative among several ports to provide sufficient incentive for ship owners to shift to shore power supply is also address in the report along with the effects of increased capacity utilization of the shore power infrastructure.
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