The Stillstrom charging buoy is designed to cut emissions from idling ships
Danish shipping firm Maersk Supply Service is to launch an electricity charging system that will give ships access to renewable energy while they’re at sea.
The Stillstrom venture comprises a collection of offshore buoys that allow ships to plug into electricity generated by offshore wind farms, as well as onshore power-generation sites. The project aims to cut the use of fuel-burning generators used by ships to power onboard systems while they’re anchored or moored.
Sebastian Klasterer Toft, a project manager for Stillstrom, told Insider that Stillstrom was a “natural solution” to the problem of emissions from idling ships. “That was an issue that we saw in our own fleet,” he said.