After an EU CEF Transport-funded project, Ports of Genoa can now provide onshore electricity.
he project is included in a Global Project aiming to improve the environmental performance of the port through two elements:
- The provision of shore-side electricity;
- An ex post climate change impact assessment.
In the long run, the project will support good port-city relationships and sustainable growth for the port.
The project began in July 2015 and was completed in December 2021. Almost 2,5 million were funded by the EU.
The Port is located very close to urban areas and will see a reduction in air pollutants and noise as a result of this
When a ship docks, it no longer needs energy for propulsion. However, it still consumes some energy in order to operare certain necessary operations.
As a result, the generators keep running, producing local noise and air emissions. In order to prevent that, instead of letting the generators on board make the electricity, this can come from shore power.
Cold ironing, also known as shore connection, or shore-to ship power provides shoreside electrical power to a ship at berth.
Shore power can be installed for all types of vessel and for all ages with need for power in harbour. In fact, it has been used for years especially for smaller vessels, but also some larger passenger vessels.