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ABB and Fincantieri Partner to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Posted on November 12, 2009

ABB and Fincantieri have signed an agreement to collaborate on the construction, marketing and supply of high-voltage shore connection (HVSC) systems to provide electricity to vessels in port. Harbor facilities around the world are taking a close look at shore-to-ship connections as a way of reducing emissions from ships in port and improving air quality for surrounding communities.

HVSC systems enable ships to draw electricity from onshore power grids while in port to operate onboard equipment as refrigeration units, lighting, cooling and heating systems, instead of burning oil to run electrical generators.

The new shore connection systems to be devloped by ABB and Fincantieri will meet all curent international sandards and can be installed on ships while under construction, docked for maintenance or even out at sea.

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