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Ports Energy and Carbon Savings

Priority Axis

Low Carbon Technologies

Specific objective

Low Carbon Technologies

Lead partner

Autonoom Gemeentebedrijf Haven Oostende

Contact

Begindatum

13/07/2017

Einddatum

20/06/2021

Project budget

8 070 649

ERDF amount

3 981 011

ERDF rate

49%

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    Common challenge

    One of the major challenges for the 2 Seas area is to achieve carbon reductions through introduction of low carbon technologies (incl. renewables and energy efficiency). This project is addressing this challenge; in particular the application of such technologies in maritime operations within small and medium sized (SMS-)ports. These ports face numerous common obstacles (f.e. limited resources, technical expertise, lack of collaboration, regulations) and as a result little has been done to reduce carbon emissions. Demonstrations of low carbon technologies and solutions in real life and different circumstances are required to raise awareness and to show feasibility. In addition to convince other SMS-ports it is also necessary to develop and showcase practical methods and tools as energy audit, potentials for renewables and the best mix of low carbon options. Finally SMS-ports needs practical models for low carbon investment & business cases and to come to energy cooperation structures.

    Main Achievements

    In this second project year PECS has made very much progress in the achievement of outputs, communication (newsletters, social media, press releases, publications and presentations at events), in spending, management and cross border cooperation. 

    All partners have submitted claims and achieved a total spending € 6.1mio (approx. 90% of the forecast and 75% of total budget). The underspending is mainly due to delays in the realisation of two pilots (O13-IndaChlor and O8-Hellevoetsluis). In both cases problems with permits are the main cause, but for O13 this has been solved and for O8 almost. So the project will spend the whole (or almost) budget by the end of the project in 2020.

    Regarding the overall progress, the project is also almost on schedule: 8 out of 11 outputs to be realized in 2019 are ready. For SME-ports and companies 3 practical methods and 1 overall verification study have been completed and we started to promote these tools by meetings, events, website and direct mail. Because the energy audit method is ready for all partner ports baselines of energy consumption and CO2-emissions are now available. The same goes for challenges on renewable energies and energy savings.
    Also 4 out of 8 pilots are ready: Wind turbine in Ostend, Linkspan in Portsmouth, Floating Solar panels in Hellevoetsluis and LEM-Platform in OD IJmond. For all pilots monitoring programs have started and demonstrations have/are taken place. 
    Work has also being done for other outputs as energy cooperations (O5, almost ready), testing & monitoring (O7, in progress) and the 4 last pilots (O8, O11, O13 and O14, all in executing phase).

    Regarding specific objectives and results, not much can be reported yet because most outputs have just been delivered and concrete results will be made visible in 2020. The tools/methods are ready since spring 2019, but the promotion on these tools has just started, so we don’t yet know how much they are used by others. On two pilot-outputs we have the first results regarding reduction of CO2-emissions: for the Linkspan (O12) and for the medium sized wind turbine (O10), see deliverables D.2.4.7 and D.3.6.4/D.3.6.5.

    Cross-border cooperation proceeds well. Knowledge partners have collaborated on development of methods and port partners contributed by testing’s. In the other way around, knowledge partners have supported pilot partners with their investments (monitoring). Collaboration is also good with regard to management and communication.

    Partnership

    Partners

    Gemeente Hellevoetsluis

    Omgevingsdienst IJmond

    HZ University of Applied Sciences

    CEREMA

    IndaChlor sasu

    Southampton Solent University

    Portsmouth City Council

    Universiteit Gent

    Blue Power Synergy

    Outputs

    Theme
    Type
    Target
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    31/08/2020

    Energy cooperation structure for SMS-ports

    Thema: Climate change - Ports and logistics
    Type: Method/tool
    Target: Local, regional and national authorities - Ports - Universities and research centres
    31/08/2020

    Small scale investment in 5 small wind turbines in the municipal ports of Hellevoetsluis

    Thema: Climate change - Ports and logistics
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Coastal zone management organisations - Local, regional and national authorities - Ports
    30/06/2019

    Small scale investment in 100 solar panels in the Helius port of Hellevoetsluis

    Thema: Climate change - Ports and logistics
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Coastal zone management organisations - Local, regional and national authorities - Ports
    31/12/2018

    Method to identify energy saving options in SMS-ports

    Thema: Climate change - Ports and logistics
    Type: Method/tool
    Target: Local, regional and national authorities - Ports - Universities and research centres
    31/05/2019

    Overall independent verification studies of feasibility for the implementation of 9 different kind of low carbon technologies in ports

    Thema: Climate change - Ports and logistics
    Type: Feasibility study
    Target: Local, regional and national authorities - Ports - Universities and research centres
    30/09/2020

    Testing and monitoring of implemented low carbon technologies

    Thema: Climate change - Ports and logistics
    Type: Feasibility study
    Target: Local, regional and national authorities - Ports - Universities and research centres
    30/09/2019

    Investment in IT-systems and technologies for development of a LEM-platform that enables flexible renewable energy distribution in the port of IJmond

    Thema: Climate change - Ports and logistics
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Coastal zone management organisations - Local, regional and national authorities - Ports
    31/12/2018

    Method for energy audit in SMS-ports.

    Thema: Climate change - Ports and logistics
    Type: Method/tool
    Target: Local, regional and national authorities - Ports - Universities and research centres
    31/12/2018

    Method to assess potentials of renewable energy sources in SMS-ports

    Thema: Climate change - Ports and logistics
    Type: Method/tool
    Target: Local, regional and national authorities - Ports - Universities and research centres
    30/06/2019

    Small scale investment in an innovative medium sized wind turbine in the martime environment of the port of Ostende

    Thema: Climate change - Ports and logistics
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Coastal zone management organisations - Local, regional and national authorities - Ports
    30/01/2018

    Investment in energy saving properties of a new linkspan at Portsmouth International Port

    Thema: Climate change - Ports and logistics
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Coastal zone management organisations - Local, regional and national authorities - Ports