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Port Of Barcelona To Tender The Pilot Project For Electricity Supply At The Hutchinson Ports BEST Terminal

Port of Barcelona to tender the pilot project for electricity supply at the Hutchinson Ports BEST terminal

Source: Barcelona Port
Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) January 11, 2022 – The Port of Barcelona is to tender the pilot project for the electricity supply of the container ships operating at the Hutchinson Ports BEST terminal. The €6 million ($6.8 million) project is part of the Phase Zero of the Dock Electrification Plan (cold ironing*). The tender includes the drafting and execution of the project, the service of connection
and disconnection of the vessels and the maintenance of the installation. The actions in the docks Electrification Plan provide for overall investments of €90 million and a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions from port operations by 2030, with the aim of becoming a carbon neutral port by 2050. The Plan will make it possible for ships to be connected to the electricity grid once docked at the port, using net energy certified as 100% renewable. In March 2021, Red Eléctrica confirmed that it would begin construction of the new Ronda Litoral substation, the point from which the port will demand to be connected. * Cold ironing, or shore connection, shore-to-ship power (SSP) or alternative maritime power (AMP), is the process of providing shoreside electrical power to a ship at berth while its main and auxiliary engines are turned off. Cold ironing permits emergency equipment, refrigeration, cooling, heating, lighting and other equipment to receive continuous electrical power while the ship loads or unloads its cargo. Shorepower is a general term to describe supply of electric power to ships, small craft, aircraft and road vehicles while stationary. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2022.

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