Productive On-Shore Power Supplies Deployed in Hafnarfjord Harbour June 10-13, 2022.

Hafnarfjord Harbor is the first Icelandic harbour to offer its customers powerful On-Shore Power Supply (OPS), from which ships can connect to power up to 1,2 MW.

Le Bellot, a cruise vessel owned by French company Le Ponant, was connected to the new system on June 13, 2022. That was the first time the ship was connected to an On-Shore Power Supply.

Environmental effects

By connecting to OPS, ships will not have to burn fossil fuel at dock. Allegedly 14% of a ship’s fuel consumption occurs at dock.

This Summer the cruise vessel Le Bellot is planned to dock ten times in Hafnarfjord Harbor. The ship’s expected energy need is about 600 kW, translating into about 20.000 kWh each time at dock. By using the electrical OPS, each docking of Le Bellot, then would reduce greenhouse emission by about 14.000 kg of carbon dioxide, CO2, i.e. appr. 14 tons.

Hafnafjord Harbour