The action is part of a Global project whose objective is to create accessibility to the northern European markets and to create an effective, smooth and sustainable connection between sea and land transport in the Finnish and Swedish ports.
The overall objective of the action is to improve energy-efficiency in port operations and shipping, provide onshore power and reception of ship waste and waste water. This will contribute to the development of sustainable, more environmental friendly Motorways of the Sea services between Sweden and Finland.
The action will provide high-level environmental services, according to the requirements of the MARPOL Annex VI. The energy-efficient services support the aims of low carbon transport. The action will develop port services that help reducing the environmental impact of shipping and facilitating for shipping to comply with the new environmental requirements and goals primarily regarding sulphur oxides, waste management and carbon emissions. These port services include onshore power supply, reception facilities for sewage and scrubber waste.
The energy-efficiency of port operations and shipping was enhanced by provide onshore power and reception of ship waste and waste water.
In particular it included the following port investments:
PORTS OF STOCKHOLM
Onshore power supply installations in Värtahamnen Planning of waste water reception facilities in Nynäshamn Preparations for onshore power supply in Kapellskär
PORT OF NAANTALI
Construction of waste water (black and grey) reception facilities Planning of reception facilities of scrubber sludge Planning of port environmental and security investments, including LNG bunkering and provision of onshore power supply
PORT OF TURKU
Construction of waste water reception facilities Installations to enable onshore power supply for ro-ro and ro-pax ferries
PORT OF HAMINAKOTKA
Planning of port environmental and security investments
Concept design/study of an energy efficient ferry Pilot study and installation of a reference unit on existing vessel “Viking Grace”