Thanks to two shore power units a cleaner, more sustainable docking experience is available for cargo vessels on Austrian Danube since June 19, 2023.

On the banks of the Austrian Danube, at two public mooring places, Linz (river-km 2,129.2 – 2,129.0; right bank) and Wildungsmauer (river-km 1,895.1 – 1,894.8; right bank), now stand two shore power units, each operating at 400 V. These state-of-the-art units boast three 16 A, 32 A, and 63 A-connections (CEE) on their underside, offering connectivity for mooring in multiple rows.

In an effort to empower users to monitor their electricity consumption, on-site electricity meters have been thoughtfully installed. This provision ensures transparency and helps conscientious navigators make informed decisions about their power usage.

Shore power Danube

Test Phase for Seamless Integration

To guarantee the optimal functionality and seamless use of the shore power units, a meticulously planned test phase spanning several months has been implemented. During this trial period, the purchase of shore power remains free of charge, allowing users to explore and adopt this eco-friendly alternative without hesitation.

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, you are invited to share your feedback on the operation and functionality of the equipment. Your input will play a pivotal role in fine-tuning and optimizing this technology for the benefit of all users.

Share your feedback using these contact details:
via donau – Österreichische Wasserstrassen-Gesellschaft mbH
Tel: +43 50 4321-9100

Shore power Danube - How to connect

Instructions for Connecting and Disconnecting: Simplified for Smooth Operation

To ensure a hassle-free experience, it is crucial to adhere to the following steps for connecting and disconnecting:

Before switching on:

  1. Plug onboard first, then onshore.
  2. Avoid stretching cables to prevent any potential damage.

After switching off:

  1. First disconnect onshore.
  2. Proceed to disconnect onboard.

Zero Emissions, Zero Noise: A Boon for the Environment

During the pilot operation, the electricity supplied by the shore power units is entirely free of charge. All cargo vessel operators are encouraged to capitalize on this unique opportunity to power their vessels while docked, eliminating harmful emissions and reducing noise pollution significantly. This small yet powerful action can collectively lead to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future for inland navigation.

The installation of these shore power facilities received financial support from the “Connecting Europe Facility” of the European Union under the umbrella of the “FAIRway works! in the Rhine-Danube Corridor” project.