Ship to shore power contract for Port of Genoa

Genoa is completing a shore power project to help it meet EU environmental sustainability standards Genoa is completing a shore power project to help it meet EU environmental sustainability standards

Genoa Port in Italy is set to benefit from a €8 million ship to shore power project to help it meet EU environmental sustainability standards.

Nidec ASI will install its innovative electrical supply system at the ports’ docks allowing berthed vessels to plug in and reduce emissions and noise pollution at the quayside.

“For us this project is a major milestone in the reduction of the environmental impact of port activities, a central theme for promoting a sustainable development model in a country like Italy,” said Kaila Haines, marketing and PR director of Nidec ASI.

“The transformation of these ports with a view to achieving greater safety and savings on energy may also contribute to attracting more cruise vessels and this would have a positive impact on trade and tourism.”

Forward thinking

The scope of supply includes two 6 MVA static frequency converters which, with the overloads required, can reach up to 12 MVA, as well as switchboards and LV/MV transformers, connecting cables for the various devices and any accessory components.

In the long term, Nidec will also supervise the civil engineering works, assembling, commissioning and any technical support required for the project for the next ten years.

The company has already completed a similar project for Livorno, where it supplied a variable frequency drive unit for cruise vessels docked in the port.

Nidec ASI offers customised electrical solutions for a wide range of industrial applications including the renewable energy, steel, naval and industrial automation markets.

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