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Valenciaport to build electrical substation

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The Port Authority of València (PAV) will build a new electrical substation at the port.

The PAV has already begun the process for the execution the connection for the substation with a budget of €2.8 million ($3.32 million).

The Port is also preparing specifications for the construction of the electrical substation itself, which will be published by the end of August 2021.

The base tender budget for substation construction will be €6.54 million ($7.75 million) to be completed by August 2023.

The new infrastructure will make it possible to connect the ships’ engines to shore power while they are docked at the Port of València.

The substation will serve the different docks of the Port of València, the northern container terminal and the public passenger terminal.

The infrastructure will guarantee significant reductions in emissions and operational costs for ships calling at the port.

The PAV has already put out to tender the contract for the site management service and the health and safety coordination of the construction of the transformer substation and the new underground line.

The new electrical substation has the support of the European Commission through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Committee, which is financing the project EALINGWorks Valenciaport: Preparation of the electrical grid of the Port of Valencia for Onshore Power Supply.

From 2008 to 2019, the carbon footprint of the Port of Valencia has been reduced by 30%. In the same period, the activity of Valenciaport grew by 42%, going from 52 million tonnes handled in 2008 to 74 million tonnes handled at the close of the financial year 2019.

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