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Port of València calls for tenders for electric substation

In line with Valenciaport’s 2030 zero emission targets, the Spanish port has published tender documents for an electric substation that would enable ships to connect to shore power while at berth.

The tender budget is €600,000 and the new substation is expected to be operational from 2022. It would supply electricity to the different docks of the Port of València, as well as a future northern container terminal and the public passenger terminal.

In order to reduce its environmental footprint Valenciaport is also working on other initiatives, such as the installation of photovoltaic or wind power plants and the use of green hydrogen.

Last month the port also reported that it is ‘at the forefront’ of Spain’s fast-growing LNG bunkering sector, accounting for 40% of ferry operator Baleària’s LNG bunker supplies in 2020.

The Port of Valencia (PAV) said that the Dénia-based shipping company carried out a total of 291 supply operations at Valenciaport last year, accounting for 26,777 cubic metres (cbm) of LNG.

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Lesley Bankes-Hughes

Lesley Bankes-Hughes