The Danish port, together with the also Danish shipping company Molslinjen, will set up an onshore power supply facility at the currently under construction Østhavnen ferry terminal.
The installation, scheduled to come online with the terminal this fall, will serve Molslinjen's ferries plying between Aarhus and Odden (totalling some 3,800 calls/year).
"[…] it is very important to Molslinjen to be able to keep the ship systems running at night when the ships are in port. And now this will be possible in a quiet and emission-free way," the Port of Aarhus wrote in a press release.
"Making it possible for each ferry calling at the Port of Aarhus to connect to the installation ensures a major sustainability benefit. Furthermore, the installation will not require the addition of further energy infrastructure at the terminal as the installation may be integrated into the existing infrastructure," Nicolai Krøyer, CCO, the Port of Aarhus, added.