In OCEANKING, we were delighted to participate in the 2021 Greener Shipping Summit, organised by Newsfront / Naftiliaki.

During the carbon capturing technologies session, our partners Hyundai Electric had the opportunity to present the AMP (cold ironing) solution.

Mr. Dong Gu Lee, Senior engineer at Hyundai Electric, analyzed all important issues of Alternate Marine Power, and was introduced by our Spiros Kalimeris.  

Watch the full presentation here, after minute 4:54:30 : https://youtu.be/HnU1U4m7Zls?t=17671


Alternate Marine Power (cold ironing)

Alternate Marine Power (Cold Ironing) has already become important since 2004 in container vessels while until  2023 will become mandatory.

All shipping companies  shall ensure that, by 2030, no ships under their responsibility emit GHG emissions when at berth. (EU Parliament 2020, to the coming MRV regulations)

Meanwhile ports all over the world are investing in shoreside power. 

Hyundai Electric has already developed Cold Ironing solution, capable of using terminal’s current (both High and low voltage). Considering current level and size of 440V main switchboard, available AMP capacity is calculated according to vessel  kW needs.

Shore Power Benefits

·       Better onboard comfort while in port. 

·       Reduced emissions.

·       Green profiling for ship owners and customers. 

·       Reduced lifecycle cost by reduced fuel consumption and maintenance cost.

·       Reduced port tariffs.

·       Priority pass in ports

The process of cold ironing

·       When the ships are being loaded or unloaded in a port or dock, alternate marine power is supplied to them. 

·       The process leads not just preservation of the marine ecosystem but also contributes to lesser usage of diesel and other oily power supply materials.

·       AMP provides power for lights, refrigerators, air-conditioners, and other equipment on a ship.

At present time, there are four different variations in the AMP that is provided from the port to a ship or a tanker. The same can be listed as follows:

·       11000 Volts of AC (Alternate Current)

·       6600 Volts of AC

·       660 Volts of AC

·       440 Volts of AC