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Port of Valencia eyes zero emissions by 2030 with wind power project

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Valenciaport is eyeing zero emissions by 2030 - 20 years ahead of the objectives set by the European institutions - is looking to wind power to achieve its goal.

The port is issuing a tender for the preliminary project and the installation of wind turbines to generate electrical energy in the Port of Valencia.  

The Port of Valencia’s initiative will provide the area of the northern extension of the Port of Valencia with wind turbines that will be integrated into the electricity self-supply network that the port is developing. 

The port said it had been working for some time on this commitment to wind energy, and has  already information on the available wind resource from previous measurement campaigns carried out with a LIDAR device in which the speed and direction of the wind at different heights was determined using light pulses with the aim of recording the data to analyse and evaluate the viability of the wind installation in the Port of Valencia.

The wind power project is one plank in the port's platform to increase efficiency of operations while drastically reducing its carbon footprint, which includes a public-private collaboration such as the one developed together with Baleària for the use of cleaner fuels such as LNG or the H2PORTS project through which three hydrogen pilots are being developed: a supply station in the Port of Valencia, a tractor unit for RoRo operations and a Reach Stacker machine for container handling.