On Monday 10 May 2021 the shore-side electricity supply facility at the passenger quay in Warnemünde started its regular operation as part of the National Maritime Conference.
As early as September 2018 the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock, the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, ROSTOCK PORT and AIDA Cruises had started off a partnership for building a shore-side electricity supply in Rostock-Warnemünde.
The shore-side electricity supply facility was completed in the summer of 2020 and is currently the largest of its kind in Europe, delivering up to 20 MVA of electrical energy.
From now on, two cruise liners can receive shore power simultaneously at berths P7 and P8. The land-based power system is built to a modular design with standard twenty-foot containers which contain nearly all electrical components such as frequency converters, transformers, switchgear installation, controls etc.
The facility is encased in a corten steel facade which gives it a striking look by its cubature. Thanks to the integrated frequency converters it is possible to transform the shore electricity to accommodate all standard global shipboard power supply systems (with both 50 and 60 Hz) according to the international standards of the cruise shipping industry.