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 Merna Makram,Ameen M. Bassam,Adel A. Tawfik,et al.Assessment of Onshore Renewable Energy Power Supply for Ship’s Emissions Reduction in Port Said West Port[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2024,(2):506-524.[doi:10.1007/s11804-024-00423-4]
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Assessment of Onshore Renewable Energy Power Supply for Ship’s Emissions Reduction in Port Said West Port


Assessment of Onshore Renewable Energy Power Supply for Ship’s Emissions Reduction in Port Said West Port
Merna Makram Ameen M. Bassam Adel A. Tawfik Waleed Yehia
Merna Makram Ameen M. Bassam Adel A. Tawfik Waleed Yehia
Naval Architecture and Marine Eng. Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Port Said University, Port Fuad 42526, Egypt
Onshore power supply|Port sustainability|Shipping emissions inventory|Solar energy|Photovoltaic systems
Air pollution from shipping is becoming a critical issue, particularly in dense hub port cities. One proposed solution to minimize ship-based emissions at ports is the implementation of an Onshore Power Supply (OPS) system. OPS allows ships to shut off their auxiliary engines and instead connect to the port grid. While there have been numerous studies conducted on ports in Europe and the United States, little research has been done on Egyptian ports. Therefore, this paper aims to investigate the feasibility of implementing OPS at Port Said West Port in Egypt, aligning with Egypt Vision 2030’s goals for addressing climate change. The research primarily focuses on analyzing data collected from calling ships to generate socio-economic and cost-effectiveness analyses of OPS. To further enhance the environmental benefits of OPS, the paper proposes the use of solar energy as the OPS electricity source. The findings of the study revealed that by relying on the national grid, emissions can be reduced by 28%. Moreover, it is predicted that this reduction could reach 100% if electricity generation is solely based on solar energy. Additionally, the economic analysis demonstrates promising profitability, with a payback period of approximately two years.


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Received date: 2023-08-21;Accepted date: 2023-11-17。
Corresponding author: Merna Makram,E-mail:Merna.Makram@eng.psu.edu.eg
Last Update: 2024-05-28