CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE STUDI CONTAINERS
ANNO XXXVIII - Numero GIUGNO 2020
TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT
VALENCIA TO BUILD ELECTRICITY SUBSTATION AS PART OF
In a statement, Valenciaport said the plan was part of a wider
project to make the Port of Valencia and the nearby ports of Sagunto
and Gandia carbon-free by using renewable energies, including wind
"Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) and the Valenciaport
Foundation have announced it will build an electricity substation as
part of its goal to achieve zero-emission operations by 2030."
Ships will be able to stop their engines and plug into the
substation, therefore cutting the emission of gases and level of
noise, utilizing a resource known as 'shore power'.
The port will build two transformers of 30 megawatts to allow
ships to connect to the electrical network and recharge their
systems. Shore power has become an increasingly important tool for
ports looking to lower emissions, with many seeing it as key to
their long term sustainability targets.
"These actions involve a firm and decisive commitment to
the implementation of renewable energies with investments in wind
and photovoltaic energy or the construction of a new electricity
substation", said Federico Torres, director of the PAV's
Environment, Safety and Installations Area.
Speaking at a video conference to Spanish business leaders,
Torres detailed further plans to install 3,000 solar panels in the
Ports of Valencia and Gandia.
Additionally, he confirmed plans to install a wind power plant
that includes between 5 and 7 wind turbines. These investments are
in addition to the plans for supplying LNG to ships or the use of
hydrogen in port installations and machinery within the framework of
the H2Ports project.
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