Maritime Innovation Sound Waves - Episode 3: Shore Powered Ports

Posted on: 08/03/2023

Episode 3 of the Maritime Innovation Sound Waves Podcast from the Maritime and Ports Innovation Network has arrived at the docks. This podcast series is dedicated to discussing and exploring technologies as well as solutions developed and used in the Ports and Maritime sector to meet the UK’s Net Zero targets.

In this episode, we explore how ports are supplying electricity to vessels allowing them to switch off their diesel engines in the harbour and recharge their energy storage systems and electrical equipment.

Topics of conversation also include the UK’s first ship to store a large-scale commercial power system, the advantages of private investment as well as public funding for your research and development of shore power projects, delivering UK port electric charging energy networks, furthering the development of shore power technologies for generating and storing shore powered clean electricity such as AI controlled battery storage and green hydrogen electrolyser.

This podcast episode is hosted by Mark Wray with special guests David Hibbert, Technical Superintendent at Marine Services, Orkney Islands Council & Dr Jonathan Williams, CEO of MSE International.

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