MEMBER UNDER SPOTLIGHT
Shore-Link recently joined EOPSA as a founding member. This Estonian engineering and turn-key solutions provider for marine, offshore, industrial, oil & gas industries provides tailored shore power solutions between vessels and ports for a cleaner tomorrow around the globe. Their partners include well-known technology companies as well as shipowners, ports and shore facility operators. “We provide engineering solutions for the sustainable motion on the ground, on the water and in the air. Together with EOPSA we are building a strong ecosystem to cooperate and network with established players in the shore side electricity industry to stimulate uptake of shore power in Europe” explains Kalle Kuusik, Chief Executive Officer of Shore-Link.
EUROPEAN ONSHORE POWER SUPPLY ASSOCIATION
Onshore Power Supply (OPS) is also known as Shore side electricity (SSE), Shore
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EOPSA, A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
While in port, ships use their Auxiliary Engines (AE) to produce electricity.Shore-side energy (SSE) has the potential to eliminate ships engines emissions in ports and cities, reducing each pollutant by about 90% and greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, as well as reducing noise, vibration and engine wear-and-tear.
EOPSA' members are building and manufacturing the advanced solutions for transforming today’s ships stopovers in ports to be greener, competitive and strategic.
A truly sustainable future will be based on safe, efficient and innovative technologies and structures.
With the establishment of the European Onshore Power Supply Association we are working to broaden and accelerate our greenhouse gasses emission reduction and make a strong contribution toward full sustainability in Europe and the world.
The maritime industry is the cornerstone of our global trade and plays a key role in our international relations; in 2019, 80% of our global trade of goods was carried by sea.
EOPSA’s mission, together with our founding members, is to bring together key players in order to promote innovation, speed up installations, generate global standards and adoption.
EOPSA communicates, shares best practices and ensures close collaboration and coordination between all its members and key stakeholders.
By bringing together an ecosystem around energy companies, port authorities and maritime operators, EOPSA will represent their interest in the EU, cooperate with the authorities such as the International Maritime Office and ensure best value for its members.