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Permission granted for Ports of Stockholm to establish shore power

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Stockholm’s central quays will be equipped with onshore power connections
Building permits have been issued to the Ports of Stockholm for Stockholm’s central quays to be equipped with two high voltage shore power connections for cruise ships.

These will be ready for use in 2023 and 2024.

‘Cruise passengers are very important to Stockholm financially, and generate over 1,000 jobs in the region,’ remarked City of Stockholm Planning Commissioner Joakim Larsson, who is responsible for Ports of Stockholm.

‘Onshore power connections in Stockholm are part of an important joint environmental investment, together with other Baltic Sea ports, to create an international class sustainable cruise destination,’ he added.

Design

Both shore power connections will be inside illuminated buildings. Ports of Stockholm CEO Thomas Andersson said ‘new lighting and thoughtfully designed architecture will create a more pleasant atmosphere at the sites.’

Environment

The initiative is in collaboration with other Baltic ports to collectively lower carbon dioxide emissions and other air pollutants from cruise ships in Stockholm and the Baltic Sea.

Environmental projects relating to cruise ships in Stockholm are highly prioritised, according to a Ports of Stockholm spokesperson, and have been awarded grant funding from both the EU and the Swedish Climate Leap Program.

Construction materials for the buildings must comply with Sweden’s environmental gold standard, Miljöbyggnad Guld.

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