The Danish seaport has put in place an onshore power supply (OPS) facility capable of serving multiple vessels at the same time.
The well stimulation vessel Island Patriot (86 m-long, 19 m-wide, GT 5,804) became the first draw electricity from the new 1,300 amp installation.
"We're naturally very proud that Island Patriot is the first vessel to receive onshore power from the new plant at Esbjerg. We want to contribute to reducing carbon emissions and promoting the green transition, and the ship's owners have put their money where their mouth is by investing a considerable sum in readying the vessel to connect to the new green power supply," Flemming Copsø, CEO, Copco, a supply base company for Island Patriot, commented.
The Port of Esbjerg has already been offering OPS, but only to smaller vessels.
Photo: Port of Esbjerg