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Greece-based ballast water treatment firm Erma First has launched Blue Connect, a high voltage shore power system.

According to the company, it is offering a standard Blue Connect model for Ro-Ros, RoPaxes, passenger ferries, containerships and tankers. It notes that bespoke systems are also available on request.

Blue Connect includes a power transformer, which transforms high to low voltage, as well as the required switchgear to protect crew and equipment. Power changeover supports shore-to-vessel synchronisation to avoid black out upon connection. The system can also be integrated to a vessel’s AMS or/and PMS.

Konstantinos Stampedakis, Erma First’s Managing Director, commented: ‘The launch of Blue Connect represents another key technological milestone for the Erma First Group. We now boast an array of game-changing engineering solutions and products for the maritime community globally.

‘Protecting the environment has always been at the core of Erma First’s offering. Blue Connect is a highly advanced 

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