Denmark’s Port Esbjerg and Honeywell collaborate to curb port’s carbon emissions by 70%

Denmark’s Port Esbjerg and Honeywell collaborate to curb port’s carbon emissions by 70%

One of Denmark’s largest ports, Port Esbjerg is working with North Carolina-headquartered Honeywell to achieve its carbon emissions reduction target of 70% by 2030.

Port Esbjerg, located on the south-west coast of Denmark, is working with Honeywell on a comprehensive carbon and energy management programme to help achieve the port’s emissions reduction goal. The initiatives also contribute towards the International Maritime Organisation’s ambition to halve greenhouse gases from international shipping by 2050, compared with 2008 levels.

The Port Esbjerg team recently inaugurated its first shore-to-ship power units, which allow docked vessels to run on renewable electricity from offshore wind turbines, instead of using onboard diesel generators.

The port can access this data at any time through the Honeywell Enacto Carbon and Energy Management system. The shore-to-ship units can simultaneously power multiple large vessels, helping to reduce CO2, SOx and NOx emissions, as well as reducing noise pollution.

The Honeywell Enacto Carbon and Energy Management system is a cloud-based, fully scalable solution that enables the port to monitor the emissions and resource consumption of every individual power socket, and – most importantly – every vessel, with 1,200 measurement points. The system uses artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms in conjunction with data collection from energy-consuming or -producing assets at the port. Its open protocol platform allows for flexible and seamless integration with legacy systems.

If consumption changes significantly, the system sends an automated message to the port office, meaning any abnormalities are immediately identified and action may be taken. Vessels’ carbon emissions are closely observed with the aim of reduction through operational investments in sustainable infrastructure, including use of renewable energy, and in the future – clean fuel technology.

Based on data generated by the Honeywell system, Port Esbjerg can optimise its energy and carbon footprint in real-time. In the future, it will be able to prioritise financial resources where the most significant COreductions can be made – generating tangible emissions-lowering results.

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In the next phase of the project, Port Esbjerg and Honeywell will monitor and manage water consumption and heating, as well as the emissions performance of businesses around the port. The plan also features significant investments in electric vehicle technology and hydrogen-powered cranes. The target is for all port vehicles to be powered by electricity by 2025.

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