Torsten BüssowDr Torsten Büssow is in charge of Wärtsilä’s electric and power systems business, such as electric drive solutions including diesel-electric, hybrid, zero-emission, shaft generator and shore connection systems. He has been bringing new technologies, often around digital innovations, into shipping for over 13 years as a business unit director at DNV GL and Wärtsilä. Before that, he ran digitalization and strategy transformation projects for a global consultancy brand.
Shore power as alternative marine power and charging – challenges and solutions
Using electricity from shore to stop the engines in ports has been technically possible for many years but now we see the demand for this increasing. In recent years many hybrid or full electric vessel take advantage of shore charging infrastructure. We will explain the options, market trends and why it is very easy for ports and owners to get shore power to reduce emissions in ports and recharge vessel batteries.