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Port of Livorno publishes tender for cold ironing project

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Livorno, Italy (Ports Europe) September 4, 2023 – The Port Authority of Livorno has published a tender for the design and construction of the cold ironing works in the port of Livorno. This is additional to an earlier €20.4 million contract for the electrification of the docks of the ports of Piombino and Portoferraio. All three ports are part of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Settentrionale (AdSP – North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority).

The tender is worth €52.1 million and benefits from funding from the complementary fund to the Pnrr National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Pnrr – Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza). Offers must be presented by 17 October. After the award and delivery, it will take 75 days for design and 607 days for execution of the works. It includes a requirement for a four-year maintenance period. It should be operational within 2.5 years of a contract being signed.

The project involves a new substation within the Enel area of ​​the former Marzocco plant. Additionally, there will be two conversion structures respectively serving ferries and cruises. The first will be located inside the current silos. The second will be in the area intended for the future cruise terminal near Calata Alto Fondale.

For the part of systems serving container ships, the construction of a facility near the terminal section of the SGC FI-PI-LI is envisaged. The remaining part of the system consists of conduits and cables between substations/cabins and cabins/quay sockets.

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“We are satisfied to bring to tender a strategic contract for the port of Livorno” declared AdSP president, Luciano Guerrieri. “With the publication of the calls for tenders in Livorno, Piombino and Portoferraio, we are taking another step forward in the strategic planning process based on the sustainable development of the ports of the system” he added.

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