Ports of Stockholm has confirmed that it will apply for an EU grant to invest in the provision of onshore power connection facilities for cruise ships.
The planned project encompasses two quay-berths at Stadsgården in the very centre of Stockholm. These quay-berths will be equipped with high voltage facilities meeting international standards.
The project is expected to be completed in time for the 2023 cruise season. It is estimated that at least 45 per cent of the Ports of Stockholm cruise ship calls will be able to connect to onshore power at the quayside.
The cost of the project is calculated to be €11.2 million (US$12.15 million).
Ports of Stockholm is set to apply for the funding together with the other Baltic Sea ports of Copenhagen/Malmö, Aarhus, Rostock, and Helsinki, which are also planning to construct similar shore-to-ship charging stations.
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