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ABB has received an order from Ystad Hamn, the port authority of the city of Ystad in south Sweden, to build a shore-to-ship power system to simultaneously power multiple vessels while berthed.

The new shore-to-ship power system will enable vessels docked in the port to draw all the electricity needed for operating their onboard systems.

The use of power system allows ships to turn off their diesel engines while docked in port, which helps in reducing greenhouse gas and noise emissions.

The installation of power systems will include five berths and offers flexibility to simultaneously supply power to vessels with 50 Hz and 60 Hz system frequencies.

According to the company the compact and fully integrated systems can be accommodated in container terminals and city ports, which ensures safe and reliable power supply to all types of ships.

Products to be supplied for the project include medium-voltage switchgear, power transformers, frequency converters and control and protection equipment.

The project will be executed in cooperation with Processkontroll Elektriska and is scheduled to be completed by 2012.

In September 2011, the company had won an order to provide power supply infrastructure, systems and equipment for two new floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units operated by Petrobras.

The company will supply a containerised E-House (electrical house), a 600t electrical room to house the complete 100MW power system, as well as related power generation and energy distribution equipment, plus engineering and installation services.

The company’s delivery also includes energy management systems and power supply protection equipment.

The two FPSO units will process crude oil and natural gas extracted from the Campos basin, offshore of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The vessels are scheduled to start operations in mid-2012 with a total capacity of 360,000 barrels of oil and 12 million cubic sq m of gas a day.

Caption: ABB’s shore-to-ship power system enables vessels docked in the port to draw all the electricity needed for operating their onboard systems.