The Port Authority of Valencia (APV) has awarded the temporary union of companies Pavasal-Pavener the installation and maintenance of the solar power plant located on the Príncipe Felipe dock in the Port of Valencia. The amount awarded for the construction —in 10 months— and the maintenance of the plant is three million euros and it will generate 3% of the electrical energy consumed by the port area.
This facility will generate 2,353 megawatts per year and the solar panels will occupy an area of 6,420 square meters and will have a 30% slope to make optimal use. This project is financed by the Next Generation funds of the European Union and the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of the Government of Spain.
It is the first of the photovoltaic plants that are being developed in the Valencian area and that will make it possible to advance in the self-supply of energy green to the port. The Port Authority has tendered another solar park on the roof of the Valencia Terminal Europa vehicle warehouse, which is in the process of evaluating the offers and in which another 17 million euros will be invested. Both will produce 14% of the electricity required by the facility.
Port managers are studying the location for the location of a third plant in the port and remember other projects such as the new passenger terminal or the northern container terminal. These initiatives will contribute to the strategic objective designed by the PAV of being an emissions-neutral port by 2030.
In addition, the company Electromur SA has been awarded the installation and maintenance of the solar power plant that will be located in shed 4 of the Port of Gandia
The Port Authority is allocating 130 million euros in sustainability actions to meet the strategic goal of Valenciaport 2030 zero emissions, which will reduce dependence on fossil fuels and favor energy autonomy. To these solar projects, we must add other initiatives such as the location of wind turbines, the construction of two electrical substations to connect the engines of ships that dock in the Valencian area to the electricity grid, the use of hydrogen in port activity or the commitment to the railway in the ports of Sagunto and Valencia.
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