Construction Tender for Substation at Port of Valencia Ok'd

The Port of Valencia
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The Spanish Council of Ministers, following a recommendation from the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, has given the green light for the construction of a new electrical substation at the Port of València. This project is valued at approximately $15.7 million.

This initiative introduces the Port of València's first substation designed to merge the Port Authority's electrical network with the national high-voltage grid, specifically at the 132 kV level.

The creation of the 132/20kv substation is pivotal for enhancing the electrical power supply at the Port of València. It addresses the rising energy demands tied to initiatives aimed at providing shoreside electrical connections for vessels at berth, which is expected to lower air emissions and reduce noise pollution within the port area.

The substation is strategically important for accommodating increased electrical energy needs and facilitating the incorporation of renewable energy sources, such as solar photovoltaic systems. This is a key step towards the Port Authority of València's ambition to eliminate emissions by the year 2030.

Support for this significant infrastructure project comes from the European Commission, through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program.