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Alternative marine power solutions

Solutions like ship-to-shore power systems cut ship fuel consumption, emissions and noise when in port by supplying electricity from the shore instead of using on-board engines for generation. Wärtsilä’s alternative maritime power solutions are available as built-in shore-side systems or deck-mounted containerised systems.

Our alternative marine power solutions (AMP) are designed in accordance with the IEC 80005 standard for high-voltage shore connection systems, which applies to container ships, cruise ships, RoRo cargo ships, LNG carriers and tankers. It can easily be applied also to other vessel types, including those that require a low-voltage system such as bulkers or offshore vessels.

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The Wärtsilä Shore Power (SPC) system is a complete alternative marine power solution for container vessels.

Alternative marine power solutions for newbuilds and retrofits

The Wärtsilä SPC system sits inside a standard 40-foot-high container that can be installed in any suitable location on the vessel’s deck. A 20-foot single-component version is also available on request. For low-voltage applications, the SPC system can include a step-down transformer. For retrofits Wärtsilä offers complete onboard installation including connection to the vessel’s main switchboards.

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MP - Wärtsilä Shore Power Container

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Wärtsilä SPC with different options

CONNECTION BETWEEN CONTAINER AND SHIP - BOLTED TYPE

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container and ship - bolted type - picture 1

Cable Reel and control box
Monitoring and Control Cabinet
Medium Voltage Switchboard

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CONNECTION BETWEEN CONTAINER AND SHIP - PLUGGED TYPE

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Connection between container and ship - plugged type - picture 2

Cable Reel and control box
Monitoring and Control Cabinet
Medium Voltage Switchboard
2nd reel for connection to ship

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CONNECTION BETWEEN CONTAINER AND SHIP - BOLTED TYPE

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Connection between container and ship - bolted type - picture 3

Cable Reel and control box
Monitoring and Control Cabinet
Medium Voltage Switchboard
Transformer

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