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Royal Roos and ALP Maritime Services celebrate the opening of shore power connection

ALP Maritime Services is determined to find ways to reduce the carbon footprint of its operations. They were proud that last week Thursday 17 May 2023 they could celebrate the opening of the shore power connection for seagoing vessels at the Royal Roos Quey, Rotterdam.

With this milestone, Royal Roos BV and ALP Maritime Services are jointly investing in the future of greener shipping.

With 1.500 m2 of solar panels on the roof of building De Werkplaats and a 1.000 kVA trafo, Royal Roos has realized and commissioned a green-powered shore power connection for seagoing vessels that berth at Merwehaven east side in Rotterdam. The first vessel connecting to the shore power facility in Merwehaven during the official presentation on 17 May 2023 is DP II Anchor Handling Salvage Tug ALP Winger. By connecting to shore power, the ALP Winger can shut down their generators completely, resulting in a saving of up to 1,5 tons of fuel per day (4,5 tons CO2).

The project has been funded in part by a REACT EU program, as part of the EU’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, stimulating green, digital and resilient recovery of regional economies.

Royal Roos can now provide shore power to seagoing vessels within the 400/440/690V and 50/60Hz range and a combined power demand of maximum 500kW. Battery containers can provide extra power for peak demand.

On sunny days the power supply will be generated via the 1.500 m2 roof-based solar panels. On cloudy days and at night 100% wind-generated power from the net will be provided.

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