Shore power notation for offshore vessel

04 Sep 2017
KL Sandefjord

KL Sandefjord has received DNV GL’s Shore Power class notation

A K Line boat has become the first offshore vessel to gain notation from DNV GL for shore-based electrical supply that helps to eliminate emissions.

KL Sandefjord, owned by K Line Offshore, a subsidiary of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), has received DNV GL’s Shore Power class notation, with the electrical capability allowing it to become emissions-free when in port.

“We are very pleased to receive this notation for our large and powerful anchor handler KL Sandefjord, which reflects our commitment to ensure a cleaner port environment and a more pleasant shipboard for our crew when berthing,” said Espen Sørensen, senior vice president, operation and technical at K Line Offshore.

Engine shut-down

The notation verifies the design and installation of a vessel’s on-board electrical shore connection, enabling it to shut down its engines and use electrical power at berth – so called “cold ironing”.

Benefits also include reduced fuel consumption and improved air quality in the port and surrounding environment, cutting particulate matter, NOx and SOx and reducing CO2.

The engines are also freed for maintenance, and undergo reduced wear and tear with less operational noise.

More to follow

Sørensen confirmed that KL Saltfjord will also apply for the  notation.

Jon Rysst, senior vice president and regional manager for North Europe at DNV GL, commented that the Shore Power notation enables shipowners to document a safe interface between shore facilities and the ship, based on IEC standards.

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