Wilson completes shore power trial in Kvinesdal, Norway
Fleet Decarbonisation

Wilson completes shore power trial in Kvinesdal, Norway

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The Norwegian short sea shipper, Wilson, has made a further step towards fleet decarbonisation after completing a 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 Wilson to use shore power in ports like Kvinesdal. The company also believes 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 its owns ready for shore power, and noted that around 70 percent of its vessels now are ready to use this new technology. Wilson are working actively to use shore power in the ports its vessels are visiting, and is experiencing increased awareness related to the use of shore power. Together with customers and port authorities Wilson is 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.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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