The Port of Barcelona awards the power supply project to ferries |

The Port of Barcelona awards the power supply project to ferries |

2023-06-05 09:32:37

The Port of Barcelona awards the project for the electricity supply to ferries

The Barcelona Port Authority (spain) has awarded the temporary union of companies Omexom Puerto de Barcelona, ​​formed by the companies Vinci Energies Spain (Tecuni, Inove Ingenieria, GTIE Synertec and Actemium Electro AB), the pilot project to supply electricity to ships in the Barcelona Ferry Terminal.

The agreement has been closed for a value of 3.5 million euros, through which the terminal will have two berths equipped with OPS systems that will provide renewable electricity to the ships. It is estimated that the project will be ready for the third quarter of 2024.

The granting of the initiative complies with the first phase of the dock electrification plan called Nexigen, which involves the drafting and execution of the project, in addition to the connection and disconnection service of the vessels and the maintenance of the installation.

On May 30, the first meeting between the Barcelona port team and the Vinci Energies Spain team took place, in which the steps to follow for the execution of the construction project were established according to the terms of the tender, and they visited the terminal to examine the details of the project.

The Grimaldi technical team was also present, in charge of adapting the ship ‘Ciudad de Palma’ for its connection to the dock. Vinci Energies Spain has collaborated in the integration of 39 OPS systems around the world, including 21 in Sweden, 11 in France, four in Norway, two in the United Arab Emirates and one in Denmark.

The aforementioned actions are part of the Nexigen project, designed to decarbonise port activity and improve the air quality of the port area, with a budget of 110 million euros.

On the other hand, the Board of Directors of the Port of Barcelona has given the go-ahead for the construction of a battery of seven underground conduits that will link the Energy quay with the Adosado quay.

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