Hamnavoe Shore Power Project
Reducing our carbon footprint through the use of clean onshore energy
NorthLink Ferries is committed to improving the environments of our ports and the Hamnavoe Shore Power Project is just one of the ways we are working towards this.
The initiative sees the MV Hamnavoe ‘plug in’ to a clean electrical power source overnight while docked in Stromness, Orkney
The initiative sees the MV Hamnavoe ‘plug in’ to a clean electrical power source overnight while docked in Stromness, Orkney – saving over 2,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the environment every year.
That’s the equivalent of:
- Over 1,000 diesel cars driving 10,000 miles for a year.
- Emissions from charging over 3 million smartphones.
- 285 homes’ energy use for one year.
Not only does the shoreside connection vastly reduce the ship’s carbon footprint per annum, it also further reduces nitrogen oxide sulphur oxide emissions.
The Project is expected to save NorthLink Ferries’ MV Hamnavoe almost 97,000 gallons of fuel each year; the equivalent to 6,000 barrels of oil, with maintenance savings of up to £160,000 a year.
Delivered in partnership with NorthLink Ferries, Orkney Islands Council and Schneider Electric, this project forms part of our commitment to support low carbon travel, bringing a number of environmental benefits and helps to protect marine life, while also reducing noise pollution.