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Shore power for ships alongside

Brief overview 

The issues of energy efficiency and limiting greenhouse gas emissions are of primary importance in the environmental strategies employed by ports. Moreover particular attention must be paid to air quality when ports are situated in urban areas. The docked vessels invariably have a significant impact due to the running of their auxiliary engines during their stay.   


Also, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 and put the EU on a sustainable trajectory towards climate neutrality by 2050, sea transportation must contribute to the efforts currently being made. By 1 January 2030 ports must be able to provide at least a minimal shore power supply for container ships and passenger ferries. 


In partnership with EDF 

It’s in this context that Ports of Normandy, in partnership with EDF, has launched a feasibility study on shore power for vessels (cruise ships and ferries).  We intend to develop suitable, innovative and competitive solutions for deploying shore power supply solutions for ships alongside in our three ports. EDF will be bringing its expertise to the phases for assessing needs, studying technical solutions and identifying sources of funding.  

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