HAROPA PORT has chosen a consortium comprising VINCI Energies and VINCI Construction subsidiaries to undertake a crucial shore power connection project for three berths at the HAROPA PORT Pointe de Floride terminal. The initiative aims to establish a high-voltage power supply system tailored for cruise ships docked at these berths.
The project encompasses the delivery of a turnkey electricity conversion substation linked to the public grid to power cruise ships’ batteries. Additionally, modifications to a technical hangar and associated civil engineering works are included in the scope.
To adapt to the port’s wide tidal range, one of the broadest worldwide, a purpose-designed mobile connection rig will be constructed. This rig will cover the full length of the berths, ensuring the efficient power supply of ships of varying sizes. Each berth will be equipped with a system providing 11 kV and 6.6 kV power ratings, with the first section, the Pierre Callet berth, scheduled for completion in spring 2025.
Shore power, also known as RENAQ (Raccordement Électrique des Navires À Quai) or OPS (Onshore Power Supply), is a sustainable solution to power ships directly from the local grid, reducing reliance on onboard diesel generators. As part of Europe’s commitment to environmental sustainability, shore power is set to become the standard by 2030, significantly decreasing pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions from vessels.
Actemium, the Industry brand of VINCI Energies, is recognized for its expertise in implementing such systems, boasting approximately thirty references worldwide.
HAROPA PORT’s multimodal terminal in Le Havre, France’s leading and one of Europe’s largest ports complexes, is actively working towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving carbon neutrality by 2040. This ambitious plan aligns with environmental stewardship and minimizes the impact of the port’s activities on the environment.
The wharf power supply system, envisioned as one of the largest in Europe, will play a crucial role in supporting tourism and economic growth while concurrently fulfilling environmental commitments. The project underscores VINCI’s commitment to advancing sustainable solutions and contributing to the broader goals of reducing carbon emissions in maritime operations.
Source VINCI Energies