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Fred Olsen pair make inaugural connections to shore power in calls to San Francisco and Bergen

Bolette hooked to shore power alongside in Bergen
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Bolette and sister ship Borealis have made inaugural connections to shore power in calls to Bergen and San Francisco this month.

Borealis became the first of Fred. Olsen’s fleet to utilise shore power, by connecting during a transit call to San Francisco as part of the world cruise on April 17.

A week later, Bolette followed suit, by connecting to shore power for seven hours on a call into Bergen, Norway. During this time, the ship was able to utilise up to 27,000 kilowatts of renewable hydropower.

Bergen repeat

Bolette will connect again when she returns to Bergen on May 23, 2023, with both ships to utilise any future connections when available in other ports of call.

Stuart Ferguson, head of quality and resource at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: ‘Our sister ships, Bolette and Borealis, the newest additions to our fleet, have brought a number of benefits to our brand, not only with enhanced on-board facilities but also with innovative new technologies that allow us to sail the world more sustainably.

‘We look forward to being able to connect in more ports as shore power technology becomes more accessible across the world,’ he added.