Tananger opens Shore Power Plant to reduce environmental footprint

06 June 2019
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A Shore Power Plant has been installed in Tananger ASCO supply base in Norway to decrease environmental footprint. The Shore Power plant was officially opened on June 3rd 2019 by the Mayor of Sola Municipality.

The plant consists of three ea power outlets that are 460 Volts which will provide an alternative source of power to supply vessels and other similar vessels.

The following two supply vessels were also upgraded in favor of both the environment and the operating economy: NS Orla and NS Frayja which are both in operation for Aker BP between Tananger and Valhall in the North Sea. Lundin Norway has also decided to install shore power capabilities on all their vessels.

The extra battery power provided from the Shore Power Plant will mean that the diesel engines onboard use less fuel, produce less emissions and have fewer operating hours using MGO. Furthermore, reduced use of the diesel engines will also result in a lower noise level from the ship.

The overall benefits of this addition to Tananger include a significant reduction in fuel consumption, NOx emissions, SOx emissions and CO2 emissions alongside reduced noise in the local area when vessels are docked. Another benefit to the addition of the plant is that vessels can operate with batteries while they are positioned close to the offshore installations.