Port of Rotterdam increases use of solar power

Port of Rotterdam increases use of solar power on port building roofs

The number of solar arrays on major building rooftops at the Port of Rotterdam is rapidly increasing.

The solar park on Patrizia buildings along Witte Zeeweg 3-21 on the Maasvlakte opened on 6 July 2023.

This comes two days after the Port of Rotterdam and the Tasmanian government conducted a joint study, which conveyed the potential in importing green hydrogen from the island.

The addition of this 25 megawatt peak (MWp) park increased the total installed solar capacity on the port building roofs to around 89 MWp.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority found that the overall solar potential on port building roofs is between 130 and 150 MWp, implying that there is still room for increase.

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Sunrock built the solar roof on Witte Zeeweg. The rooftop solar park’s capacity is comparable to the average annual energy consumption of around 8,000 households.

Sunrock is scheduled to supply the green electricity generated to the grid.

In June 2023, the Port of Rotterdam signed a deal with construction company Boskalis for the development of around 40 hectares of a new property in Prinses Alexiahaven’s northwest quarter.

More recently, Kramer Group, StreetDrone, and Terberg partnered to deploy autonomous yard trucks across numerous locations in the Port of Rotterdam.

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