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Port Authority Of València Selects Baleària’s Offer To Build The New Passenger Terminal

Port Authority of València selects Baleària’s offer to build the new passenger terminal

The proposal complies with the “selection” phase and achieves a score of 93 out of 100 – November 13, 2020 The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of València (APV) has selected the offer submitted by Baleària for the construction and management of the new public passenger terminal of the Port of València. This infrastructure will be located between the Poniente Wharf and the Turia
Espigón del Turia Wharf, in the area previously occupied by the Unión Naval de Valencia shipyard. The terminal will occupy approximately 100,000 m2 and its concession will be granted for a term of 35 years, extendable up to a maximum of 50 years. The selected proposal has had a very positive assessment of 93 points out of 100. The Board of Directors of APV has highlighted that the project “will be an accessible, sustainable and intelligent infrastructure, at the service of the city, as stated included in the requirements published in the tender specifications ”. The Baleària shipping company proposal guarantees that 100% of the electrical energy necessary for the operation of the terminal will be produced at the facilities themselves, and will be of renewable origin. According to the project submitted to the APV competition, the passenger station will operate with zero polluting emissions and will be committed to the circular economy. The new terminal, intended for both regular ferry lines and cruise lines, has been designed to become a benchmark for sustainability in the surroundings of the port of València and to generate added value to the seafront. In this sense, APV president, Aurelio Martínez, stressed “that the project for the new passenger terminal is committed to all environmental aspects. It is committed to a notable noise reduction since all the berthing lines will be technically equipped to be able to provide electrical connection to the docked vessels, thus facilitating the shutdown of their engines and their emissions when they are visiting Valencia ”. The terminal will recycle 100% of the waste it generates in a biomethane plant that will be built expressly for this purpose; and it will treat waste from ships and those from the building to obtain biogas. For Martínez, the new terminal will be “state of the art, absolutely exemplary at an international level and a benchmark for the sector.” The interior design of the station will guarantee the independent operation of cruise passengers and regular line passengers. And among other project innovations, the planned development of an Innovation and Eco-efficiency Center and a space for cultural revitalization stand out. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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