Shore power to ships.

On Shore Power Supply in the Nordic Region project report

A situation analysis of the existing cold ironing infrastructure in the Nordic region.
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Nordic cities close to ports suffer from pollution from ships at berth. A large part of this pollution originates from onboard power generation based on heavy fuel oil or diesel oil. A possible solution to the pollution problem is on shore power supply.

In this final report from the On Shore Power Supply in the Nordic Region project, the project consortium provides a situation analysis of the existing cold ironing (also called on-shore power supply or OPS) infrastructure in the Nordic region and analyses the possible implementation of cold ironing.

The project consortium

The project was carried out by the following partners:

  • Danske Havne
  • NCE Maritime Cleantech
  • PowerCon
  • Danfoss Drives
  • World Maritime University
  • Danish Maritime
  • SSPA

Project background

To bring shipping in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, the maritime sector needs to reduce CO2 emissions by 50 % by 2050. This requires major advancements in technology as well as shifts in business models and in the ways of operating, including in the interface between land and sea. 

To support innovation and collaboration in this interface, Nordic Innovation launched a NOK 8 million Nordic Innovation Mobility Mission with the aim of decarbonising Nordic ports, transport of people and goods – on and between sea and land. 

The On Shore Power Supply in the Nordic Region was one of five projects that were awarded support in March 2020.

After the project period has ended, the most promising project will be offered additional funding of up to NOK 3 million in the form of a grant.

Read more about the Sea Meets Land mobility mission


Portrait Nina Egeli

Nina Egeli

Senior Innovation Adviser
Internationalization, innovation and business development support, in combination with a strong background in strategy and policy development are main pillars in Nina’s professional life. Through project design and management, she aims to fit market needs with relevant services and opportunities that allows new business partnerships and business projects to prosper.

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