In an attempt to address the growing need for greener shipping, the potential of cold ironing technology, has been considered as one of the most effective methods to control the atmospheric emissions generated by marine industry. The present study focuses on the reduction of emissions occurred in anchorage areas of one of the busiest ports in Europe. For this purpose, an innovative design was produced by combining the method of cold ironing and the use of renewable energy sources such as wind farms, located close to the anchorage areas of Rotterdam Port. Electrical power produced by the windfarms will be stored in an offshore platform, distributed in a subsea station located outside the anchorage area and then to the vessels with the use of four calm buoys.
Cold-Ironing in Anchorage Area of Rotterdam Port using Renewable Energy Sources
Gemenetzis, Petros, Vranakis, Emmanouil, Xydis, Konstantinos, Sfakianos, Nikolaos, Selas, Spyridon, and Tsuyoki Sakaguchi. "Cold-Ironing in Anchorage Area of Rotterdam Port using Renewable Energy Sources." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention and 5th World Maritime Technology Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, November 2015. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/WMTC-2015-272
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