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The port of Toulon will be equipped with the cold system largest ironing in France

The project will be carried out by a consortium formed by ABB, Eiffage Construction and Fauché

Next year in the port of Toulon will become operational a plant to supply ships with electricity from from the ground network that will be the most cold ironing system great in France. The project will be carried out by a consortium led by the Swiss ABB and participated by the French Eiffage Construction and Fauché. The system, developed from the Swiss company, will be able to provide energy enough electricity to cover the needs of three ferries present at the same time at the passenger terminals of the port French or a cruise ship, thus allowing the switching off the on-board engines of ships during mooring in port in order to eliminate polluting emissions. Eiffage Construction will take care of the realization of the works of civil engineering, while Fauché will be responsible the installation and connection of equipment.

In the port of Toulon the annual passenger traffic is of over 1.6 million people with about 1,300 callovers of ships in the heart of the city French, volume of traffic that in 2020, due to the pandemic, it was less than 1.2 million passengers, including 12 thousand cruise passengers.

"Toulon - underlined the president of Toulon Provence Méditerranée Metropolis, Hubert Falco - is the first port in the Mediterranean to provide energy to all its Docks. It is an innovative project based on a system intelligent energy flow management through a mix unique energy. With the support of ABB, the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and our partners, we are improving significantly the quality of the area in the port, ensuring at the same time the commercial activity. The connection electric land-ship - highlighted Falco - will eliminate beyond 80% of polluting emissions. It will also allow the saving 9,000 hours of diesel-powered ships per year. Regarding the activity of ferries in the city only of Toulon this translates into a reduction in emissions of sulphur equivalent to those of 50,000 cars in a year."

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