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Posted 2024-03-14 13:11:32 by

ABB has been selected to supply the shore connection solution at Portsmouth International Port for visiting ferried and cruise ships as part of the Sea Change project. The project, of which MSE International is a partner, is designing, building and operating a shore power system across its three busiest berths. The installation will serve two ferry berths, each with five connection points, and an additional berth shared by ferries and cruise ships.

The contract was signed in January 2024, with the system due for installation in the fourth quarter of 2024 and expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2025.

The shore connection will allow vessels to turn off their engines while at berth, avoiding annual carbon dioxide emissions for the vessels calling at Portsmouth International Port by an estimated 20,000 metric tons by 2027. This will significantly improve air quality in the harbour area while helping the port to realise its long term environmental ambitions.

For more information on the Sea Change project click here and for details about the ABB order click here.