smartPORT energy: Shore Power for Cruise Ships
Friday, June 5
09.00 - 13.30
by Bus
This tour will take you to the two project sites in the Port of Hamburg, where shore power is supplied to cruise ships. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the cruise terminal in Altona.

There you will have the opportunity to visit the first fixed shore power facility for cruise ships in Europe.
Operations are expected to start in May 2015. The facility has an output of up to 12 megavolt ampere. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg invested about 11 million euros in the project, of which 3.55 million was contributed by the European Union under the TEN-T programme. As the European grid supplies 50 Hz electricity the ships however require 60 Hz, the facility has been equipped with a frequency converter. The combination of size and output makes the shore power facility in Altona unique in the world. Power is supplied to ships via a flexible, automatic cable management system specifically developed for this station.

Afterwards you will be taken to the cruise terminal in HafenCity where you can visit the second external-power-for-cruise-ships project in the Port of Hamburg. Here, the HPA installed the landside infrastructure to have power supplied to vessels via an LNG hybrid barge, which you can take a closer look at. The barge generates electricity via motors powered by LNG, which have an output of up to 8 megavolt ampere. It is the first power barge of its kind in the world.

The tour concludes with lunch at the Duckdalben, Hamburg's international seamen's club, around noon.

  • See the shuttle bus departure times in the conference brochure and in the conference hotels.
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smartPORT Excursion III