Shore power

Connect your vessels to the grid and eliminate emissions at berth.

Connect to the grid

We provide shore power systems to fit your needs. Engineering, procurement, and installation – all on board.

Send us your details and we will provide you with a quote on the optimal solution for your vessels.

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What is shore power?

Shore power – also known as cold ironing – is the process of providing power from a source at the shore to cover the energy demands of vessels at berth.

Vessels can shut down their engines while berthed and plug into an onshore power source. Shore power transfers the vessel’s power load to the onshore power supply without disruption to onboard services.

This green tech solution can help eliminate emissions from auxiliary engines at berth, resulting in a global reduction of emissions, especially if the onshore grid is powered by an environmentally friendly energy source.

Yara Marine is dedicated to developing and delivering innovative shore power technologies, as they represent an important step towards a greener maritime industry.

Close up image of NG3 shore power plug connected
Photo: NG3

Why choose shore power?

Yara Marine delivers tailor-made shore-to-ship power solutions. We can be your trusted partner from the initial order to commissioned system delivery.

Reduced emissions

Providing an onshore power supply for vessels at berth results in significant environmental benefits. Sulphur dioxide and nitric oxide emissions are reduced to a minimum, and CO2 emissions decrease substantially.

Reduced port tariffs

Many ports offer an environmental discount on the port tariff when a shore power system is installed. Usually, the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) and Clean Shipping Index (CSI) form the basis for the discount.

Priority pass in ports

Ports often give vessels with shore power systems priority docking, and ferries may be granted advantageous time slots. Ports also have a number of financial incentives to induce vessels to connect to an onshore power supply, such as reduced power prices.

Rapid development in ports

Ports all over the world – and especially within the EU – are investing in shoreside power. 

Mandatory shore power to come

In October 2020, the EU parliament added the following to the coming MRV regulations: “Emissions from ships at berth. Companies shall ensure that, by 2030, no ships under their responsibility emit GHG emissions when at berth.”

This means that everyone will have to install shore power systems by 2030 unless their vessels are running on NH3, H2 or similar carbon-neutral fuels.

Act now to receive substantial funding

Several environmental programs refund a substantial part of investments in shore power solutions, but only for the first movers.

For example, the Norwegian ENOVA zero emissions fund now offers 40% financial support for onshore power throughout 2021.

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