Zero Emissions Operations within a port environment

External webinar


With a vision and commitment of a zero emission shipping industry by 2050, the UK ports require to play their part to support by investing in suitable infrastructure.

The Humber ports are a significant facilitator to the UK shipping industry and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Humber Branch have collaborated with ABB Marine & Ports to host a webinar on the application of technology to support the required infrastructure for zero emissions operations.

For this session, the focus will be on shore connections and energy storage solutions.

Shore connections enables the vessel to be powered by electric and therefore switching off the diesel engine and the emissions that they produce. This engineered solution consist of high voltage switchgear, transformers, frequency converters, control and protection systems.

In addition of the ability to store energy for the desired application, energy storage solutions can also be beneficial in the form of peak shaving, demand side response and strategic loading. Integrating the energy storage system to the power system can further enhance the utilization of power to the application to contribute to a zero emission operation.


Luca Imperiali - ABB Marine & PortsLuca Imperiali
Product Manager for Shore Connection
ABB Marine & Ports
Luca started his career, after graduating on Electrical Engineering at Università degli Studi di Padova, as junior Engineer in ABB Research. He moved to CESI S.p.A. (Milan) as System Engineer in the Network Study Division. In 2008 he joined again ABB as Project Engineer in the Power Systems Division. In 2011 he started his involvement in Shore Connection first as regional then as global technology manager. At ABB, Luca serves as Global Technology Manager for Shore Connections. Member of CEI TC 78 on safety, CEI/IEC TC 18 for electrical installation on board, JWG28 IEC/ISO/IEEE for HV and LV Shore Connection, WG33 on DC vessels

Tomas Tengner - ABB Marine and PortsTomas Tengnér
Global Product Specialist – Energy Storage
ABB Marine & Ports

Mr. Tomas Tengnér holds an MSc in Energy Systems Engineering from Umeå University and is one of co-authors on the Polaris icebreaking study. Previously working as a scientist in ABB Corporate Research, he researched energy storage technologies with focus on Lithium-ion batteries. His research covered aspects from electrical and lifetime modelling and characterization, battery management systems and state estimation, to system integration and integration of energy storage devices with new modular multilevel converter concepts. Tomas joined ABB Marine & Ports in 2017. 



Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020
12:30 PM (GMT)


1 hour




Free of charge


  • UK port authorities

  • Vessel owners & operators


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