Wilson’s first successful shore power trial in Norway
We are happy to announce that a few weeks ago we completed our first successful shore power trial with Wilson Ruhr in Kvinesdal, Norway.
Norway has a large advantage on the rest of Europe when it comes to shore power and thanks to Eramet Norway it has been possible for us to use shore power in ports like Kvinesdal. We also believe that their proactive attitude towards use of shore power will contribute to the development for the short sea fleet also in other Norwegian ports.
Wilson has invested funds in getting most of the vessels we own ready for shore power, and we are proud to say that around 70 % of our vessels now are ready to use this new technology. We are working actively to use shore power in the ports we are visiting, and we are experiencing increased awareness related to the use of shore power. Together with customers and port authorities we are convinced that this new technology will be available in several ports in the years to come.
Shore power is an important part of the future to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce noise, which is an important factor for the environment, but also the local population.
We are looking forward to being able to be a contributor for new technology for greener shipping and a greener future.