EFLA involved in the electrification of a harbour


A man wearing construction vest looking at the charging cords at a harbour

EFLA supervised a project in shore power connection systems for container vessels for Eimskip in Iceland, which was taken into use yesterday at Sundahöfn harbour in Reykjavik. The Norwegian company Blueday Technology AS was chosen to design and handle the construction of the equipment.

About the project

EFLA's role in the project was to define the project scope and design, hand out invitations to submit tenders and the choice of equipment and supervise the contractors involved in the project. EFLA also carried out project monitoring and audits on behalf of project procurement.

This project aims to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and air pollutants from transport activities—this is a landmark project in Iceland‘s energy exchange. Eimskip's largest ships can now be connected to electricity when they are in Sundahöfn, a harbour in Reykjavik, instead of running light engines that run on oil. Oil consumption will be reduced by up to 240 tons per year, equivalent to around 750 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

The project is a joint project between Eimskip, the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate, the City of Reykjavík, Faxaflóhafnir and Veitur. A letter of intent regarding the development and operation of shore connections for ships in Sundahöfn was signed in May 2020.

EFLA would like to congratulate Eimskip on this occasion.

charging connection for ships at harbour