Cleantech company Cavotec has won orders from two of the world’s largest container shipping lines for its shore power connection systems. The orders are reportedly worth more than €6.5m (US$7.5m).
Booked in the third quarter of 2021, the orders are for Cavotec’s prefabricated PowerFit shore power connection modules, which will be retrofitted to existing container vessels. These systems will enable the vessels to safely and efficiently connect to shoreside electrical power and will be installed on both sides of the ships to allow for further electrical connections. The delivery of the equipment is scheduled over the next two years.
The shore power connection systems help reduce the harmful emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and sulfur oxides and particulate matter within ports and the surrounding areas to improve air quality and thus health.
“Our electrification technologies are playing a key role in enabling the decarbonization of the global maritime sector,” commented Mikael Norin, Cavotec CEO. “As the pace of change accelerates and our position grows, we remain focused on making shipping part of a cleaner future for all.”