Dimitris Tsoulos, BLUE CONNECT Director, ERMA FIRST will be presenting on Day 2 in Session 6.1 On-Shore Power Supply on ‘Alternative Maritime Power: The key to greener ports’.
As the gateways to global trade, ports are critical economic and commercial hubs, but they are also a major source of pollution. To protect people and ecosystems, regulators worldwide have introduced measures targeting cleaner ship operations in ports. A common theme throughout the provisions is the requirement for vessels and ports to have the capacity for shore connection – also known as alternative maritime power (AMP).
By connecting to an onshore power supply (OPS), a vessel deploying AMP can receive all the energy it needs to meet hotel load requirements, and so shut down its generators at berth to eliminate emissions, noise and vibrations. As well as helping to protect the environment, this has a positive impact on the well-being of vessel crew, port staff and residents of port-adjacent communities. The technology will therefore allow ports to continue operating as regulations become increasingly stringent and widespread.
Dimitris Tsoulos is Director for BLUE CONNECT at ERMA FIRST, a leading manufacturer of sustainable maritime solutions. Dimitris has an extensive understanding of marine water technologies having worked with De Nora, Evoqua Water Technologies and Siemens. He also has a Master’s in Electrical Power Engineering and Management.
Join Green Ports and Shipping Congress and learn about Alternative Maritime Power: The key to greener ports’. Delegate places for the event include the following:
· Two-day conference attendance
· Full documentation in electronic format
· Lunches and refreshment breaks throughout