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Living the life: the enclosed AMP unit and the Dilbar at Vauban.
Living the life: the enclosed AMP unit and the Dilbar at Vauban.

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Cavotec connects world’s largest super-yachts to shore power

Ever dreamt of drifting lazily on a luxury yacht? The Cavotec France team recently came a little closer to realising that dream – although no drifting was involved – when they installed a shore power connection system at Port Vauban, a marina located in Antibes on the French Riviera.

The unit will be used to power the EUR 535m (USD 600m), 157m (512ft) Dilbar super-yacht when moored at Vauban. The recently commissioned Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) Shore Reel is mounted on the quayside and has a power rating of 1.2 MVA / 5.5 kV.

Delivered earlier this year, the Dilbar is reported to accommodate 40 guests and 80 crew, and is currently the world’s largest yacht in terms of volume. You can see the Dilbar makes its maiden arrival at Gibraltar here – although the sounds quality is not fantastic.

Vauban is the latest in a number of marinas where Cavotec has supplied its advanced AMP technologies. We installed two skid-mounted AMP Shore Reel systems the Tarragona and Barcelona marinas in Spain, where our equipment powers a 147-metre yacht.

We’re applying our extensive experience of shore connection technologies to the super-yacht segment, enabling high-end mariners to connect their floating palaces to shore power at a growing number of marinas in Europe and elsewhere. At Cavotec we’re proud of helping marinas in their efforts to keep waters clear and the air clean.

Our innovative AMP systems have enabled container ships, cruise ships, passenger ferries, and offshore supply vessels to switch off their engines and connect to electrical power at ports all around the world for many years, thereby reducing airborne emissions and cutting fuel costs.

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Joakim Wahlquist

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