ERMA FIRST BLUE CONNECT
The ultimate alternative maritime power containerised
system designed for high voltage shore connection
Plugging into an onshore power source through BLUE CONNECT enables vessels
to shut down their auxiliary engines, as it covers their energy demands while at berth.
BLUE CONNECT is available for: Containers, Passenger Ferries, Ro-Pax, Ro-Ro and Tankers
BLUE CONNECT AMP BENEFITS
→ Limiting air emissions at berth
→ Reducing Op-Ex and maintenance costs
→ Ensure compliance with global de-carbonisation rules
→ Improving port’s microclimate & seafarers working conditions
INVESTING IN BLUE CONNECT AMP
The investment in BLUE CONNECT AMP equipment onboard, is an investment for return:
→ Consumption of negotiated electricity prices, at berth
→ Reduction of GHG intensity
→ Improvement of CII performance
→ Enforcement of port-specific requirements to connect to OPS
BLUE CONNECT AFTER-SALES
With ERMA FIRST’s global footprint, service engineers support customer calls wherever needed. The aftermarket support can be supplemented by a Remote Condition Monitoring service that enhances predictive maintenance of the installed systems. The expertise, longevity, reach, and size of the ERMA FIRST Group of Companies should reassure customers that they will have not just a supplier of an AMP solution in ERMA FIRST, but a worldwide partner in the through-life management, parts supply, maintenance, training, and support.
Operation & Configurations
ERMA FIRST BLUE CONNECT is an alternative maritime solution designed and offered by ERMA FIRST, enabling vessel’s to be connected to a port’s electrical grid to power onboard services, systems and equipment. This enables ships’ diesel generators to be switched off with a resultant reduction in noise and emissions, such as particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides, carbon oxides and volatile organic compounds. Vessels with power demands higher than 1MVA must establish high-voltage connections (6,6kV or 11kV) with the mainland’s power grid, implementing suitable equipment according to international regulations and ports requirements.