The first shore power operation in Estonia has taken place following a €3.5m shore power investment to cut air pollution and reduce noise.
The Port of Tallinn installed the latest ABB shore power systems on five of its piers in Tallinn Passenger Port/Old City Harbour which enable vessels to reduce emissions and noise pollution by using the shore power during port stays and cut ships‘ fuel consumption. Tallink Grupp’s Victoria I ro-ro passenger vessel was connected to the network in Tallinn Old City Harbour for Estonia’s first shore power charging.
“Clean Baltic Sea and clean air are the priorities of sustainable development of the Port of Tallinn. Tallinn Old City Harbour is one of the busiest ports in Europe and the creation of shore power capacity is a significant step in reducing the environmental impact of ship traffic on urban space,” said Valdo Kalm, chairman of the management board of the Port of Tallinn. “Considering the improving air quality and decreasing noise, this is positive news for all citizens and visitors of Tallinn, as well as for ship operators who can contribute to ensuring cleaner and higher quality living environment with us”…
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