12/02/2020. Simens announces Port of Kiel commissioned to build Germany’s largest shore power system to date. With a power of 16 megavolt amperes (MVA), the Siharbor solution will supply two ships simultaneously with certified eco-power, for the first time. This will reduce annual CO2 emissions by more than 8,000 tons. The system is expected to go into test operation within the 2020 cruise ship season. Maritime shipping plays a special role in Kiel. The port is the point of departure for cruises and has ferry connections to the Baltic states and Scandinavia. 32 different cruise ships stopped in 174 times at the port facilities in 2018 (more info here).
Port of Kiel takes another step towards 2050 carbon neutrality of the Port, as it inaugurated OPS facility at Norwegenkai quay on May 9th for ferris and cruisers, see photo above (more info here).