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Shore power goes live at Port of Southampton

Associated British Ports (ABP)’s Port of Southampton is celebrating the successful commissioning and use of its shore power facility for cruise ships. Shore power-enabled ships can now plug in at the port’s Horizon Cruise Terminal and Mayflower Cruise Terminal, for zero emissions at berth.

The total shore power project cost was £9m, supported by a grant from the Solent Local Growth Deal, arranged through the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

ABP Southampton announced in 2019 that it was investing in shore power for its new Horizon Cruise Terminal, subsequently announcing a second shore power connection, for Mayflower Cruise Terminal, in 2021. ABP worked with Powercon as the main contractor to implement the scheme on site.

ENVIRONMENTAL TAGS: Reducing Emissions