Megastar, ferry from the fleet of Tallink's vessels berthed at the Port of Helsinki West Harbour on Friday, 7 April 2023. This shuttle vessel started drawing electricity from the shore overnight between departures.
At the same time, MyStar vessel connected to OPS during its overnight stay in Tallinn, Estonia. As for the Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony, these Tallink Grupp's ferries are connecting to onshore power supply (OPS) at ports in Stockholm and Helsinki during their daytime stays.
This means that Tallink Grupp is now cold ironing at Tallinn, Helsinki, and Stockholm ports.
The main aim of connecting Tallink Grupp's ferries to shore power facilities during their stays at ports is to reduce CO2 emissions. For instance, Megastar and MyStar's monthly CO2 emissions will decrease by 112t each (1,344t/year), while Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony's emission will be reduced by 154t/1,872t.
“We are pleased that the significant effort made both by Tallink Grupp as well as our partner ports in Tallinn, Stockholm and Helsinki has got us to a point where our operations are increasingly environmentally friendly and sustainable. It has not been a simple project and has required significant investments both on our part in terms of retrofitting our ships with the necessary equipment meeting the EU standards, as well as the ports, but the end result is worth it and an important milestone on our journey of developing sustainable shipping in the Baltic Sea region.”Captain Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik, Head of Ship Management at Tallink Grupp