Port of Valencia seeks bids for air quality network control service

Port of Valencia seeks bids for the air quality network control service

The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has issued a tender for the service that ensures the optimal state of the cabins that monitor the quality of air and other environmental parameters.

The total budget allocated is €292,578 ($321,135).

This service is a top priority for the PAV, and it is included in Valenciaport’s environmental strategy to reach the 2030 zero-emissions target.

The Valencian ports feature three air quality control booths in total.

The Port of Valencia contains two of these environmental control facilities, one on the esplanade of the former Turia riverbed and the other on the ‘Transversales de Poniente dock’, which evaluate the air quality, noise in the port equipment, and climatic conditions in real time.

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The aim is to discover the data on emissions from port activity and to continue with the continuous improvement in environmental matters.

Through this monitoring, the PAV can implement measures in the field of the fight against climate change and improve the planning of port operations if necessary to control emissions.

For its part, the Port of Sagunto has another installation with the same characteristics.

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These cabins are reportedly equipped with the latest technology for monitoring atmospheric pollutants: they have five gas analysers that analyse the concentration of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NO2/NO/NOx), ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO) and PM10 and PM2.5 particles.

They are also equipped with a weather station for measuring wind speed and direction, rainfall, solar radiation, temperature, relative humidity and barometric pressure.

All the data collected by this diversity of equipment is received in real time, which allows the establishment of indicators to control both air quality and noise.

In July 2023, the PAV declared its intention to link to solar energy by the end of this year, with the goal of becoming an emission-free port by 2030.

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