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Member News14th Sep 2023

Port of Aberdeen secures power system funding

Scotland’s Port of Aberdeen has received funding from the UK government to design and deliver a major shore power system at its North Harbour (pictured below, credit Port of Aberdeen), it said September 14. It will fuel seven berths on Albert Quay and Mearns Quay by April 2025 or sooner.

The demonstrator project will cut vessel emissions at the berths by more than 80% compared with burning marine fuel, saving over 60,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent over the next 20 years. It will pave the way for the roll-out of green shore power across North Harbour.

The port said: “Aberdeen has firmly established itself as a port of choice for innovation and collaboration in this area…. The port is also focused on collaborating with private and public sector partners to facilitate future low and zero carbon fuel alternatives for client vessels.”