ABB to fit Tallink’s Megastar with shore power solution

Installation onboard the LNG-powered ferry is scheduled take place in January 2022

ABB to fit Tallink’s Megastar with shore power solution

Tallink Grupp

Megastar makes three return journeys between Tallinn and Helsinki each day

By Alex Smith |

ABB is to fit Tallink’s LNG-powered ferry Megastar with a shore power connection solution in January 2022, allowing the vessel to connect to the local electricity grid for overnight stays.

Megastar makes three return journeys between Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland each day, staying overnight in the Estonian capital.

“The Baltic Sea is a global hub for sustainable shipping initiatives, and we are honoured to support Tallink on its sustainability journey,” said Jyri Jusslin, head of service for ABB Marine & Ports. “Our shore connection solutions comprise onboard and shoreside infrastructure and will allow Tallink to reduce the overall impact of its operations and contribute towards a cleaner port environment in a historical part of Tallinn.”

The ferry will be the second ship in Tallink’s fleet to feature ABB’s shore connection solution. Her sister ship, MyStar, will have the technology pre-fitted before her delivery in 2022. Both ferries will leverage the ABB shore power systems at the Port of Tallin’s Old City Harbour, which were installed in 2020.

“We are delighted to continue driving environmentally-friendly ferry operations across our fleet,” said Captain Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik, head of ship management at Tallink Grupp. “This is another important step for Tallink Grupp towards achieving greener energy use and eco-friendliness for our shipping operations close to city centres, and it will make a big difference to local community in terms of minimising noise and air pollution.”

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