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This page contains the latest news about the Shore Power Caland Canal project. Explore the page to learn more about the latest developments of the projects, or contact us for an in depth discussion. 

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May 2019 - Siemens ”On-Board”!

Siemens has been selected as subcontractor to help realize the onshore infrastructure in the Caland Canal. Siemens has significant experience in the field of shore power and has installed shore power in the US, China, Germany but also Scheveningen. The consortium is excited to have Siemens on board!

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April 2019 - Feasibility Study Completed!

The consortium is proud to share the fact that the feasibility study report has officially been completed. The report can be downloaded here. The main conclusion is that the shore power connection is technically viable. However, several steps need to be made to make it commercially viable. Eneco, Heerema and the Port of Rotterdam are working hard to close the gaps and realize the project. Read all about it in the report.


December 2018 - Feasibility Study still in Progress

Over the past few months, Eneco, Heerema and the Port of Rotterdam have worked hard to make shore power in the Calandkanaal a reality. The feasibility study for a 20MVA shore power connection is progressing nicely, but there is still work to be done. Further developments will be communicated as soon as they are available.

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10 July 2018 - MOU with Consortium Signed

Heerema, Eneco and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding to jointly perform a feasibility study on the creation of shore power infrastructure in the Calandkanaal. The MOU represents a major step towards developing a Shore Power Connection in the Calandkanaal (SPCC) and to provide Heerema’s fleet with sustainable power inshore. The parties have created a consortium to explore the opportunities and are looking for marine partners who are willing to co-accelerate the energy transition.

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20 March 2018 - Visit Thialf with Consortium

Today, former Captain Erik van Hintum gave a tour on the Thialf to stakeholders in the Shore Power project. People from the Port of Rotterdam, Gemeente Rotterdam, Siemens, ABB, InnovationQuarter and Metropoolregio Haaglanden visited the vessels in order to appreciate the scop of the project. The construction of a 20 MVA shore power connection in the Calandkanaal would not only be a world premiere in the offshore industry, it would drastically improve HMC's environmental footprint by virtually eliminating emissions and noise generation.