Connected Places Catapult is delighted to be playing a key role in a sustainable power project at the Port of Aberdeen which this week secured Government funding.
The multi-million pound ‘Shore Power in Operation’ project will see the design and installation of shore power facilities to accommodate hybrid or fully electric vessels at seven berths in the port’s North Harbour.
The project was promised match funding from the Department for Transport on Monday, as part of the Zero Emissions Vessels and Infrastructure (ZEVI) competition, which awarded £80 million of research and development funding to 10 marine and port projects supported by 52 organisations.
Consortium members in the project are the Port of Aberdeen, Connected Places Catapult, Energy Systems Catapult, DOF (UK) Ltd, Tidewater Marine UK, OSM Offshore Aberdeen, the University of Manchester and Buro Happold.
The Shore Power in Operation demonstrator project aims to cut vessel emissions at the berths by more than 80% compared with burning marine fuel; saving over 60,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent over the next 20 years.
Start of the project follows a successful Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC)-funded feasibility study into the proposal which completed in March 2022.