The Port of Waal goes Renewable Energy

Port du Waal

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Eneco will install electrical installations at the quayside in the Port of Waal. This will allow Boskalis’ vessels docked there to run on green energy instead of fossil fuels.

The electrical installation will be completed on June 1, 2023. With 2 GWh of green energy supplied per year, the project will reduce CO2 emissions by 1.6 kt per year. A green project is good for the port and for the residents.

A 100% green electricity installation for the Port of Waal

Shore power is an important part of the energy transition. This project fits perfectly with Eneco’s One Planet strategy, which aims to achieve Net Zero by 2035.

Ships at berth often use generators to refuel. A practice that leads to emissions of particles, nitrous oxide and CO2. Thus, green energy at the dock offers the possibility of reducing these emissions by up to 90% and will also contribute to noise reduction.

The project financed by the City of Rotterdam and the European Union will be under the responsibility of Eneco and the Port of Rotterdam Authority in the framework of the Rotterdam Shore Power joint venture. They will own the facility and provide green electricity “as a service”. Boskalis will make the connection to the grid itself with energy from Eneco’s wind and solar installations in the Netherlands.

This is the third installation of its kind. It connects to the Heerema shore power facility on the Rozenburg peninsula and the Stena Line ferry terminal in Hoek van Holland.

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