The City of Copenhagen will require shore power
Mayor Frank Jensen wants a facility to supply cruise ships with shore power at Oceankaj alearned from 2021. At Langelinie, however, a plant has long prospects
• A new report from the consulting firm Cowi concludes that there can be a 'positive business' in establishing a shore power plant for the cruise ships in Copenhagen, so that they do not pollute when they are docked. That is what Politiken writes. The conclusion is contrary to statements made by Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), which runs the Port of Copenhagen in the past. CMP has estimated that the investment in the estimate amounts to approximately USD 12 million. DKK will not be able to get home.
The Cowi report concludes that a shore power plant will be the best safeguard against the pollution that comes from cruise ships when the machines are kept running to deliver power. Shore power to the approximately 350 cruise ships that visit Copenhagen annually can reduce NOx pollution from 250 to XNUM tonnes annually.
“By establishing a shore power plant in Nordhavn, we will within a few years limit the emissions from cruise ships, and have halved it in 2030. This will alleviate a major local pollution problem, ”says Mayor Frank Jensen (S) to Politiken.
However, the many residents at Langelinie cannot expect the smoke from the cruise ships to disappear for the time being. According to both COWi CMP, the current quay facility is too narrow to allow for a shore power plant. CMP states that there are plans to make Langelinie 15 meters wider. But if so, it must be. shore power is moved and it becomes expensive. The explanation is wondering about Technology and Environment Mayor Ninna Hedeager Olsen (EL). For you can instead pull a cable to Langelinie:
"We know that the cables to a plant can be 5 kilometers long, so I do not understand why we can not have Langelinie with this here. We will continue to work with that," she says.
Shore power to DFDS The Oslo boats at Amerika Plads are not included in COWI's recommendations. This is because plants only for DFDS require a separate negotiation between the port, the municipality and DFDS. The company's ferries already use a shore power plant in Oslo.
The City of Copenhagen has got the consulting company COWI to prepare a report on alternative energy sources for the cruise ships. The cruise ships discharge NOx gases, which burden the air quality in Copenhagen. Cruise ship emissions of NOx correspond to 26% of the corresponding four-off from car traffic. When the ships' discharge is at the highest level, air pollution at Nordhavn is higher than on the busiest streets in Copenhagen.
According to the report, a shore power plant at Oceankaj in Nordhavn will lower NOx emissions from 250 tons to XNUM tonnes annually. At the same time, it will reduce the emission of CO125 and harmful particles.
One of the biggest arguments against land power has been that it is not possible to get the shipping companies to establish shore power connections on the ships. According to COWI, one plug costs 7,5 million. But several of the larger port cities in the Baltic Sea region have started to invest in shore power plants. In Hamburg and Kristiansand, offshore power plants have already been built for the cruise ships, while in Gothenburg, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki, shore power is offered to ferries.
More and more cruise ships assemble shore power plugs, and almost all newly built ships are born with them. According to the international cruise organization, CLIA, 56% of ships will be able to receive shore power in 2025.
In Oslo, the shore power plant in the ferry port cost 19,2 million Norwegian kroner - equivalent to XNUM million millions - and an environmental tax has been introduced for the ferries that have a shore plug but do not use them. The DFDS ferries that daily sail between Copenhagen and Oslo will, according to the company, both be equipped with shore power installations in 15 and 2019 respectively. If Copenhagen's ferry port follows in Oslo's footsteps, it would, according to COWI, save Copenhageners for an additional 2020 tonnes of NOx emissions and 18 tonnes of CO912 per year.
COWI's report also analyzes the cost of establishing a shore power plant. It depends on the solution you choose. Among other things, it must be decided whether to draw power from the distribution network at the Swan mill, or whether the plant must be connected directly to the transmission network, whether there should be one or two connections, and whether Langelinie must be made wider, so that it will also be possible to build a shore power plant. there.
346 cruise ships will arrive this year at the Port of Copenhagen. Measurements made by Force Technology for Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP) show that the concentration of particles at Langelinjekkajen in the Port of Copenhagen was at 11.200 particles / cm³ in the period from June to September 2018. This corresponds to the concentration at Gasværksvej in Vesterbro (11.100X particles / cm³). Thus, residents close to the cruise ships do not experience worse particle pollution than ordinary Copenhageners over a long period of time.
Another thing is the peak load during the period when a ship is docked. Last year, the Ecological Council made measurements of the air quality on the Langelinjekajen and Oceankaj for Østerbro Local Committee. It showed that particle concentrations in August and September for shorter periods reached levels above the concentrations on HC Andersens Boulevard in Copenhagen. The same results receive Force Technology with the new measurements.