An additional 10 million NOK goes toward constructing a shore power plant for tankers/chemical and CO2 ships at Tankskiputstikkeren on Sjursøya.
Today's announcement is welcome news after the port closed Akershuskaia and Vippetangen for cruise traffic this summer. Port of Oslo will now be able to offer shore power at two cruise quays – Filipstadkaia and Revierkaia in 2025, five years before the EU requirement for shore power in 2030.
- Oslo's ambitious environmental policy includes the harbor. I'm pleased the government supports shore power for tankers and a shore power facility for cruise ships. This funding will help reduce emissions from ships moored at the quay. In the first half of 2024, the port will establish shore power for cruise ships at Revierkaia, Oslo's future cruise port. Cruise ships will continue to dock at Filipstad until the area is redeveloped for urban use, so shore power must be available during the transitional period. While we welcome the income cruises generate for the local economy and increased museum visitors, cruise ships arriving in Oslo must take green conversion seriously, says Rina Mariann Hansen (Ap), Vice-Mayor for Business Development and Public Ownership.
Port of Oslo is already building shore power for cruise ships at Revierkaia on Vippetangen. From 2024, cruise ships using shore power will receive priority here.
Signal to shippers
Port of Oslo is one of Norway's largest cruise ports in terms of passenger traffic. In 2022, 266,020 passengers visited the capital on 166 cruise ships.
- When the port builds a shore power plant, we expect cruise lines to use it. Today's announcement is a clear signal to all cruise lines that it will be mandatory for cruise ships calling at Oslo to use shore power in the near future. Cruise lines tend to book two to three years in advance, so shipping companies can already plan for the shift to shore power, says port director Ingvar M. Mathisen.
The shore power facility at Filipstad can accommodate one ship at a time with a maximum high-voltage output of 16 MW.
- Port of Oslo is pleased with the support from Enova. It will now be possible to offer shore power to every cruise ship arriving in Oslo. As part of its 2023 budget allocation, the City of Oslo, which owns the port, requires the establishment of a mobile shore power plant at Filipstad. Enova funding makes it possible to build such an onshore power plant. The port's board must now approve the investment, says Mathisen.
Shore power to Tanskiputstikkeren
- Maritime transport is environmentally friendly compared to transport by road, but we can do more to reduce emissions. As part of the city's plan to see Oslo become a zero-emissions port, we are working to cut emissions and increase the number of ships using shore power, says Hansen.
A shore power plant for tankers/chemical and CO2 ships on Sjursøya will supply both high and low-voltage power, depending on the type of vessel.
- Forty percent of Norway's fuel supply and aviation fuel for Oslo Airport ships through Port of Oslo. Such a significant traffic volume demands a transition to shore power, says port director Mathisen.
When the facility is ready in 2025, every large vessel calling at Port of Oslo will have access to shore power.
Overview of completed (7) and planned (4) shore power facilities in Oslo harbor for ships and heavy transport trucks:
1. HJORTNES - COLOR LINE: Shore power plant for Color Line's cruise ferries Color Fantasy and Color Magic, established in 2011. Power 3 MW.
2. FILIPSTADKAIA - CRUISE SHIPS: Shore power for cruise ships at Filipstad. Port of Oslo received 20 million NOK from Enova in August 2023 to build the facility. Opens for the 2025 cruise season. High-voltage with a maximum output of 16 MW can supply one ship at a time.
3. FILIPSTAD - HEAVY DUTY TRANSPORT: The first publicly available rapid chargers reserved for electric trucks and vans. One charging point at the Posten terminal and one at the DHL terminal. Established 2022. Power: 184 kW. Powered by Kople. Filipstadveien, 0250 Oslo.
4. TINGVALLAKAIA - NESODDENBÅTENE: Charging station for the Nesodden to Norled ferry. Established 2020. Power: 4MW.
5. RÅDHUSBRYGGE 4 - ISLAND FERRIES: Charging station for ferries to islands in Oslofjord. Operated by Boreal. Established in 2021.
6. REVIERKAIA - CRUISE SHIPS: Shore power facility for cruise ships at Revierkaia. The plant will deliver 11 kV in both 50/60 hertz up to 16 MW when it opens for the 2024 cruise season.
7. UTSTIKKER 2 AND REVIERKAIA, VIPPETANGEN - DFDS: Shore power for DFDS's international ferries Pearl Seaways and Crown Seaways established in 2019 at Vippetangen. Color Line's ferries can connect as needed, for example, during the coronavirus pandemic when vessels were parked. Total capacity of 7.5 MW, 11 kV, and 50 Hz.
8. GRØNLIA - HEAVY TRANSPORT: Norway's largest public charging station for heavy transport at Grønlia in Oslo harbor. Opened in June 2023. Six connection points supplying 300 KW. Grønlikaia, 0193 Oslo.
9. NORDRE SJURSØYKAI - CEMENT SHIPS: Shore power system for ships operated by Heidelberg Cement. Total capacity of 1.8 MW. Established 2022.
10. SØNDRE SJURSØYKAI - CONTAINER SHIPS: Shore power plant for container ships at Yilport Oslo opens in 2024. Three outlets with the option of 50 and 60 Hz. Maximum capacity of 1,600 kVA (1.6 MW). Yilport Oslo is Norway's largest container terminal. The plant has the potential to cut emissions of 2,371 tonnes of CO2 and 33 tonnes of NOX per year. (Based on traffic from 2020).
11. TANKSKIPUTSTIKKEREN – TANKERS/CHEMICAL &CO2 SHIPS: In August 2023, Enova awarded Port of Oslo NOK 10 million to build shore power systems for tankers and Northern Lights ships transporting carbon. When the facility is ready in 2025, every large vessel calling at Port of Oslo will have permanent access to shore power.