HX ship first to use Reykjavik shore power

HX ship first to use Reykjavik shore power

Wednesday, 12 Jun, 2024 0

HX (Hurtigruten Expeditions) has now set another milestone in sustainable shipping.

Its expedition cruise ship Fridtjof Nansen became the first vessel to draw shore power from the newly constructed shore power connection at Midtbakki Terminal in Reykjavik.

The Fridtjof Nansen will use renewable electricity from Iceland, where 85% of primary energy comes from domestic renewable sources, according to the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate.

“Using shore power is an important part of our strategy to make our expedition voyages climate-neutral by 2050,” said Claus A. Andersen, Director, Fleet Operations at HX.

According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), less than 2% of ports currently have shore power facilities.

The inauguration of the new shore power connection on 9 June was also attended by Halla Hrund Logadóttir the current Director of the Icelandic National Energy Authority Orkustofnun and the Norwegian ambassador in Reykjavik, Cecilie Willoch.

All HX ships are equipped with shore power connections.

Last year, MS Maud was the first ship to use shore power at the Faxagardur Terminal in Iceland

The cooperation with Associated Icelandic Ports and other partners makes it possible to operate the ship with zero emissions while in harbour.

In 2024, HX offers various itineraries around Iceland

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