Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2024

34 the management and execution of its completion, and the maintenance and operation of the substation for two years after construction. Construction is expected to be completed in 2025. Tarragona, Spain Port of Tarragona is finalising the preliminary planning stages of a shore power project at the Balears Wharf, which it hopes to begin in 2025, with operations beginning in 2027, with a power of 48 megawatts. Valencia, Spain The Port Authority of Valencia (APV) aims to become an emission neutral port by 2030. Construction of a new passenger terminal equipped with shore power is underway and MSC Group plans to expand its shore power at the port before 2026. “The decarbonisation of the ports is already an unstoppable and urgent process,” says Mar Chao, APV president. Trondheim, Norway Trondheim Port has delivered shore power to Hurtigruten Expeditions ships more than 20 times since 2022, serving 50 hertz and up to 2.5 megawatts. The development has driven the port to plan a shore power facility at the main cruise pier, catering to all ship sizes and needs. In alignment with its strategy, the port aims to have these facilities operational by 2026, making a commitment to environmental sustainability and a cleaner maritime future. Stockholm, Sweden Ports of Stockholm is investing in shore power connection facilities for cruise ships at two city centre quays. Building the facilities at two berths at Stadsgården makes Ports of Stockholm the first port in Sweden to offer cruise ships a shore power connection. The environmental initiative, in collaboration with other Baltic Sea ports, will result in significantly lower emissions of carbon dioxide and air pollutant particles from the cruise ships in Stockholm and the Baltic Sea area. The plants will be ready during the 2024 cruise season. Aarhus, Denmark In June 2023 Port of Aarhus opened its first shore power facility for cruise ships by successfully connecting AIDA Cruises’ AIDAmar to shore power. The port’s investment in shore power is part of a wider sustainability strategy, which aims to make the port the most sustainable in the Baltic Region. Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen Malmo Port (CMP) inaugurated its first shore power facility in October 2021 in partnership with the Danish company, DFDS Seaways. CMP has since partnered with the Municipality of Copenhagen and By & Havn to establish shore power for cruise ships at both the Langelinie and Oceankaj terminals in Ydre Nordhavn. Cruise ships can connect to shore power systems at Trondheim, Aarhus and Miami (clockwise from the top) Photo: Felix Seifert Photo: PowerCon FEATURE