A&P Falmouth will reduce emissions in port by providing sustainable clean shore power solutions to vessels after it was successful in a bid to the UK Government’s Zero Emission Vessel Infrastructure fund (ZEVI).
A&P Falmouth is part of APCL Group, the global ship building and ship repair organisation.
The facility is one of the world’s largest natural deep-water harbours, with large graving docks and extensive along-side deepwater berthing. A&P Falmouth provides vital ship repair and in-service support to the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
The £12 million shore power project will see A&P Falmouth provide the UK’s first multi-vessel flexible shore power connections on Cornwall’s Atlantic Peninsula in partnership with engineering design specialist Marine Zero. As well as reducing CO2 emissions, the technology will also reduce noise in port.
The Falmouth, Atlantic & Peninsula Clean Shore Power Future project is part of the Zero Emissions Vessels and Infrastructure competition (ZEVI), which was announced a year ago, funded by UK Government and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK.
A&P Falmouth has partnered with Marine Zero for the design and specification of the multiple 1.5MVA shore power systems. The project will be scalable to meet future increased capacity demands of larger vessels and additional connections at A&P Falmouth. Work is already underway and is expected to be completed by Q1 2025.
Mike Spicer, MD of A&P Falmouth, said: “Sustainable shore power plays a vital role in global and national efforts to reduce the impact of the maritime industry on the environment. Our strategy at A&P Falmouth is to achieve net zero across our operations by 2030, so this hugely exciting project will be a significant milestone on that journey. It is testament to the strength of our bid and our reputation in the industry that we were chosen by UK Government to be one of the recipients of this funding.”