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ABB commissions India’s first cold ironing port system

ABB commissions India’s first cold ironing port system
ABB India has commissioned India’s first shore-to-ship power supply for V.O.Chidambaranar port, formerly Tuticorin port, to reduce carbon footprint.

The first such installation at a commercial port provides a plug-and-play power solution to help eliminate emissions due to the burning of diesel while ships are at berth.

ABB Shore-to-Ship technology supplies ships that are docked with electricity from shore, so they can turn off the diesel engines that provide electricity for systems like heating, lighting and refrigeration of the vessel, and reduce greenhouse gas and noise emissions in port. The technology, also called cold ironing, also helps reduce low-frequency noise and vibrations, and allows the crew to maintain diesel engines while the ship is berthed.

The V.O.Chidambaranar port is one of the 12 major ports of India which will implement various schemes related to the government’s Project Green Port initiatives in a time bound manner.

ABB India said an offshore FPSO and India’s largest shipbuilding company have already deployed ABB Shore-to-Ship power solutions to increase efficiencies.