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Cold Ironing/Electrification

Cold ironing (shore connection, shore-to-ship power (SSP), onshore power supply (OPS) or alternative maritime power (AMP), is the process of providing dockside electrical power to a ship at berth while its main and auxiliary engines are turned off. Cold ironing allows emergency equipment, refrigeration, cooling, heating, lighting and other equipment to receive continuous electric power while the ship loads or unloads its cargo. This reduces gaseous emissions, noise and vibrations within ports, benefitting port workers and nearby residents. The EALING project (European flagship Action for coLd ironING in ports) is an EU project to electrify all port energy supply.

Port of Cadiz starts work on “cold ironing”

Cádiz, Spain (Ports Europe) June 10, 2024 – The Port Authority of the Bay of Cadiz (APBC) has started work on the connection between the Las Cortes...

BlueBARGE on board Demonstrator Vessel

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) June 2, 2024 – Executives from the Hydrus Advanced Consolidated Engineering Services, part of the BlueBARGE consortium...

Antwerp Euroterminal installs cold ironing

Antwerp, Belgium (Ports Europe) May 30, 2024 – Antwerp Euroterminal (AET) is installing the first shore power connection for seagoing vessels in Belgium...

Antwerp Euroterminal installs the first shore power connection

Antwerp, Belgium (Ports Europe) May 29, 2024 – The Antwerp Euroterminal (AET) has installed the first shore power connection (cold ironing) for seagoing...

Contract signed for “cold ironing” in Port of Termoli, Italy

Bari, Italy (Ports Europe) May 28, 2024 – The Port System Authority of the Southern Adriatic Sea (AdSPMAM) has signed contract with Eurowork srl for the...

Entech to supply shore power connection to the Piriou group

Concarneau, France (Ports Europe) May 23, 2024 – Entech, a technology & renewable energy company, has signed a contract with the shipbuilding group...

ABB working to provide cold ironing in French ports

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) May 22, 2024 – In 2019, the Swiss group ABB installed the required equipment for the dockside electricity supply on...

Algerian, Tunisian ferry companies adopt cold ironing

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) May 22, 2024 – Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation and Algérie Ferries are investing in adapting their ferries for cold...

AD Ports with first electric tug in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi, UAE (Ports Europe) May 22, 2024 – SAFEEN Group, part of AD Ports Group, is trialling an electric tug within their Marine Services fleet, the...

Ports of Livorno and Piombino schedule cold ironing

Livorno, Italy (Ports Europe) May 20, 2024 – The port authority of Livorno and Piombino is starting processes on the project to electrify the docks, also...

Self-propelled iMSPO system from igus for shore power

Cologne, Germany (Ports Europe) May 7, 2024 – Shore power supply enables ships to dispense with diesel-powered engines during cargo handling and instead...

Port of Antwerp-Bruges to receive EU grant for cold ironing

Antwerp, Belgium (Ports Europe) April 11, 2024 – The Port of Antwerp-Bruges will receive a European grant of €3.2 million for an OPS (onshore power...

Barcelona seeks more sustainable, newer & smaller cruise ships

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) April 10, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona seeks more sustainable, newer & smaller cruise ships. This is how it sees the...

ABS joins BlueBarge cold ironing project

Houston, United States (Ports Europe) April 10, 2024 – Classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) joined the BlueBARGE Project, a programme...

Valenciaport awards OPS – cold ironing contract

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) April 8, 2024 – Valenciaport has awarded an OPS-cold ironing contract to SAMPOL Ingeniería y Obras SA. The contract is...

Interferry urges use of carbon tax revenues to fund OPS

April 4, 2024 – Interferry, the shipping association representing the ferry industry worldwide, is calling on governments and electricity utilities to...

BilbOPS to be presented at Connecting Europe Days 2024

Bilbao, Spain (Ports Europe) March 27, 2024 – The BilbOPS project to electrify the docks of the Port of Bilbao (cold ironing) will be featured in the...

Council of Ministers supports cold ironing in Bari, Brindisi

Bari, Italy (Ports Europe) March 12, 2024 – The Council of Ministers has supported the cold ironing project for the ports of Bari and Brindisi, despite...

Port of Barcelona has received the first OPS substation

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 8, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona has received the first OPS (cold ironing) substation of the future network of...

Port of Monfalcone awards dock electrification contract to Nidec

Monfalcone, Italy (Ports Europe) February 29, 2024 – The Port of Monfalcone has awarded a dock electrification contract to NidecAsi, part of the Motion...

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