In December 2022, specialists from Bars Elekter, a company within the BLRT Grupp conglomerate, completed the commissioning operations covering the connection of two Tallink Grupp’s cruise ferries – M/S SILJA EUROPA and M/S VICTORIA I – that are currently docked at the Port of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Port of Edinburgh (Scotland), respectively, onto 11 kV high-voltage on-shore power supply systems. The works were held at the docking ports above.
Presently, both ferries are operating as floating accommodations. Before the connection, the vessels had used their diesel generators to sustain their essential functions during docking, resulting in considerable fuel consumption. However, while saving fuel and decreasing noise levels, connecting the ships to the on-shore power supply facilities has also reduced the negative environmental impact.
Two years earlier, Bars Elekter fitted both vessels with shore connections, including control interfaces. During the December commissioning, Bars Elekter customised the standard shore connections installed to meet local safety regulations in case of long-term port calls.
“Our main priority is to carry out all works to the highest standard possible and within the contractual timeframes, so that the customer can start using their equipment. Our experience in adapting standard solutions to the needs of ports in different countries has enabled us to meet the challenge this time as well,” says Oleg Pljusnin, a member of the Bars Elekter Management Board.