About SETS 2

Project description 

The overall SETSII project - Scandinavian Electric Transport System - aims to contribute to a faster transition to environmentally friendly electronic operation of the KASK region's ports. The aim is, in addition to a reduction in CO2, particulate emissions and noise levels, also to ensure the creation of a flexible and highly efficient electricity infrastructure that can lift the region's environmentally heavy ports to positive role models for the entire transport sector.

Overall objectives of the project: 

The goal is to develop an electrification plan and a fossil-free strategy, as well as implement these so that a sustainable transition to the pilot batteries for participating ports can take place.

The project's goals / results are:

1. All project ports must have implemented solutions with pilot batteries, and through business and financing plans receive additional provisions for battery operation and a sustainable conversion.

2. All ports must significantly reduce their CO2 and particulate emissions (up to 100%) and also contribute to a significant reduction in the port's noise level (90-95%)

3. All port areas shall have an efficient and more flexible electricity infrastructure, with optimal use of electrical energy, storage capacity and exchange of electricity between batteries and the electricity grid in port areas.

4. There shall be a plan for continued work and further development of the experience with battery operation at the local ports with a focus on continued collaboration and development between the local environments and the regions, as well as international development environments.


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The target group is divided into 4 sub-target groups.


For the participating ports, it will be a key purpose to be able to start an overall strategy for
implementation of electrification on port areas. There will be a difference in the ambitions of the individual port in connection with such work. Partly based on the starting point for the strategy and partly based on economic conditions. According to the strategy, the ports will have an electrification plan prepared, including a financing plan and an implementation plan containing test areas, some with and some without batteries, based on local conditions. The knowledge institutions will be involved in the work with the test areas to ensure that it will be the latest technologies that are used.

Port businesses

For the ports' companies, it will be a key that they get the opportunity to test and test some of the new electrical technologies they either have available, or will develop in connection with the project, as well as optimize the use of newly developed batteries, this will also enable that the dispersal effect of the project will be greater.


For the consultants associated with the project, it will be the case that they gain new insight into the possibilities there exists with electrification and battery operation in relation to ports and the maritime sector. Together they will cause that these actors gain greater insight and thus better opportunities to advise others on how and where electric operation can be promoted and thus leads to a reduction in the use of fossil fuels within the area. It will also be a central purpose for the consultants that they can find the best business models areas so that these can be promoted.

Knowledge Institutions

Look at the participating knowledge institutions, as well as the development environments that exist in the participants
companies, it is for the knowledge institutions a central purpose that they can get, partly simulated possible
developmental stages, but just as important that they can have these tests taken from the laboratory into a real and active one
test environment to see which solutions work optimally directly in the use environment.