Stena Line is the first ferry company to connect to the onshore power supply connection in the Port of Oslo. Stena Saga will now be connecting to the electricity grid during calls into port. This is an important step in Stena Line’s dedicated sustainability work, with one of the focus areas being to reduce emissions.
Stena Line has been working with onshore power supply connections since 1989 and is a pioneer within this area. With Stena Saga, 14 of Stena Lines 38 vessels can now connect to green electricity when in port.
“The completion of yet another onshore power supply connection in the Port of Oslo is an important milestone in our efforts to reduce emissions and we are now closing in on our target of connecting 25 % of our terminals in 2020. Many of our vessels call at locations close to cities which makes it especially important to be able to shut down engines when docked”, says Erik Lewenhaupt, Head of Sustainability, Brand and Communication at Stena Line.
Oslo is awarded the European Green Capital 2019 and the onshore power supply connection is expected to result in a saving of just over 1 400 tonnes of fuel every year which equals to the CO2 emissions of 1 300 cars on a yearly basis.
“We have a really close and good cooperation with the Port of Oslo and we are delighted that we have our onshore power supply up and running. We are of course also glad that we by this can support the city of Oslo in their aim to reduce CO2 emissions in the city and the port”, says Johan Edelman, Stena Lines Trade Director for Region Norway.
The onshore power supply unit was inaugurated Tuesday the 8th of January 2019.
Sea News, January 9