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Port Authority Advances In The Power Supply Project For Cruise Ships In The Cadiz Dock

Port Authority advances in the power supply project for cruise ships in the Cadiz dock

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz
News Release – Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz (APBC – Port Authority of Cadiz) – 19 February 2021 The Bay of Cádiz Port Authority (APBC) continues to advance in its environmental sustainability strategy with the tender, in the second half of this year, of the license for the electricity supply service to ships of cruises in the commercial dock of Cádiz. The port
agency already has the study of implementation of the electricity supply system for cruise ships and expects to tender the service in the second half of this year After already counting, in collaboration with Puertos del Estado, with the result of the implementation study of the power supply system for cruise ships and the analysis of the technical and economic viability of the service, the APBC has opted for OPS (Onshore Power Supply) technology , compared to the alternative OGSP (Off-Grid Shore Power), differing mainly in that the former is connected to the general electricity grid, while the latter generates electricity on-site from liquefied natural gas. The Port Authority plans to put out to tender the license of this service -whose specifications must be drawn up by the State Ports- in the second half of 2020 and which will require, according to the first calculations, an investment of €7.5 million, to be developed by private initiative, although with the possibility of having an eligible part from the APBC. In case the private initiative does not prosper, the Port Authority will assume the investment. The minimum term of the license will be 15 years and it is proposed exclusively to offer the service at the Alfonso XIII, Reina Sofía and Ciudad docks, with a minimum power of 6 MW, frequency at least 60Hz and a minimum voltage of 6.6 KV. As is known, the electrical connection of ships constitutes for maritime transport an alternative to burning fuel during their stay in port, allowing a significant reduction in noise and emissions of polluting gases. The electricity supply to ships in the port will reduce direct emissions of CO2, NOX and SOX in the environment. With this project, the Port Authority takes a further step in its commitment to guaranteeing sustainability in the port operations that take place in the area of ​​the Bay of Cádiz. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz (APBC – Port Authority of Cadiz)

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