WVnld believes that the combustion engine should be replaced wherever possible with a more sustainable generation of energy. In a collaboration with local entrepreneurs, WVnld primarily focuses on the energy consumption of ships. By supplying electricity to inland vessels [= shore power] during stay at mooring place the living environment is greatly improved. Locally, the environmental pollution is then taken away for 100%. No noise, no fine dust, no gases that affect the living environment.
The costs for the use of shore power will be approximately equal to the costs of using the diesel generators that are on board the ships. Because of this pricing, skippers can decide on the basis of the costs alone that using the shore power supply is beneficial for them.
The shore power supply in the Nieuwe Haven in Arnhem has been developed by WVnld in-house. In doing so, careful consideration has been given to correct integration in the environment and connection with existing elements.
This will give an extra boost to the sustainability of the Nieuwe Haven. This is further enhanced by the green generation of the electricity. And in the future there will probably be the possibility to connect the shore power supply to the solar panels park to be developed next to the quay, linked to storage of energy.
Shore facilities The Netherlands has set itself the goal of facilitating other facilities for the vessels alongside electricity. For example the supply of clean water, the removal of dirty water, waste and the like.
By Walvoorzieningen Nederland a network of electrical connections is realized to which the vessels can connect. This connection is done by means of a cable that goes off the ship with at the end a large plug that can be plugged into the shore in a secured socket.
The cable, connection fittings and the shore power supply will be of sufficient capacity to be able to provide all the electricity that the ship needs. Including a provision for the basic heating of the ship. This makes the turning of a generator on board unnecessary.
Improvement of the living and social climate in the vicinity of the port;
Sustainability for the environment, living environment and raw materials;
Financial benefits for skipper and operator (user and provider).
For a proper realization, sufficient investments will be made in various wall closures with sufficient capacity. Ship owners will have to invest in the equipment, cables and appendages to be able to connect their ship to the shore power supply. Such investments are expected to be recovered within 5 years due to the lower consumption of diesel.
With the application of a shore power connection, there is a big improvement for the environment. The (green) energy is generated centrally instead of energy generation with the under-loaded diesel generators of the individual ships.
The emission of harmful substances including particulate matter (PM10), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) is greatly reduced. Moreover, the residual environmental burden no longer concentrates in the vicinity of the port.
The noise load of the port environment is reduced to almost zero. The mainly annoying low-pitched sound of the ship's engines is also prevented.
Central generation of (green) electricity is sustainable in many ways. A better return on energy generation, less environmental nuisance, less burden through distribution and supply of energy and the use of residual waste and heat, better liveability in the vicinity of the ports, etc. .......
By using only green energy for the supply of shore power, the sustainability of consumption will be immediately improved and a further stimulus will be provided to the development of sustainable energy.
The efficiency of the large central generators is higher than separate local generation. This means that central generation delivers the energy cheaper than generating it with its own ship generator. By reducing the number of operating hours of the generator, less maintenance, repair and indirect resources are also required.
Walvoorzieningen Nederland BV [WVnld] is owned by JF Arnhem BV [JFA] from Arnhem and W. Schoonderbeek Advies en Beheer BV [WSAB] from Heveadorp.
JFA manages, among others, Fransen Technical Services [FTS] en MISTI ship cranes and spudpoles. This company is located in the Nieuwe Haven in Arnhem and has a lot of experience in the field of engineering complex systems for the supply and distribution of energy. Via JFA, FTS is responsible for the technical aspects of WVnld's activities.
WSAB is mainly responsible for the organizational and financial aspects of business operations.