Shore power in Copenhagen

Torben Carlsen and Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port, sign a Letter of Intent about establishing a shore power connection in Copenhagen for our Oslo-Copenhagen ferries.

DFDS and Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) have signed a so-called Letter of Intent about shore power in Copenhagen. According to the agreement, CMP will invest in a shore based power connection that will enable the Copenhagen-Oslo ferries, Crown Seaways and Pearl Seaways, to receive power from shore based plants.

An onshore power plant reduces emissions of air pollutants such as NOx, SOx and particles, which goes hand in hand with both CMP’s and DFDS’s ambitions to contribute to a greener Copenhagen.

Work on designing the plant is now starting, and construction is scheduled to start in 2020.

Pearl Seaways was refitted for this at the beginning of 2019, and is already receiving shore power in Oslo. Crown Seaways will follow at the beginning of 2020

“We are very pleased that it will now be possible to connect the vessels to a shore-power installation also in Copenhagen for the benefit of our neighbours in the city and the climate. We look forward to working with Copenhagen Malmö Port and the City of Copenhagen to secure a more sustainable ferry service between the two capitals in the future.  It is also very pleasing that we can thus benefit fully from the quite heavy investments in on-aboard equipment which we have made to prepare the ships for receiving shore power,” says Torben Carlsen.

Kim Heiberg, Route Director, says: “I am extremely pleased with this. We get daily questions from our passengers about what we do for the environment, and now we show in a very visible way that we care and do something about it. It has also been a wish among our neighbours in Copenhagen for a long time. So this is a good day for the route.”

October 9, 2019