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Wind and solar energy operations at a finished-vehicle logistics terminal

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Wind and solar energy operations at a finished-vehicle logistics terminal. Image: NYK Line
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Two wind turbines have started operation at a finished-vehicle logistics terminal operated by an NYK affiliate company at the port of Tianjin, China. Together with the terminal’s solar power system, which has been in operation since March 2022, the new facility will be able to supply all the electricity needed by the finished-vehicle logistics terminal operated by the NYK affiliate at the port of Tianjin. In fact, on January 17 the terminal was presented with a carbon neutrality evaluation certificate from China Classification Society, a third-party certification body.

The terminal’s solar power system includes photovoltaic panels that have been installed on top of the terminal’s covered parking lot. The amount of electricity generated will be approximately 1.75 million kwh/year, which will reduce dioxide emissions by about 1,400 tons/year.

In terms of wind power generation, two wind turbines have been installed on the terminal site. The amount of electricity generated will be approximately 23 million kwh/year, which will reduce CO2 emissions by about 23,000 tons/year. The wind turbines have been designed and installed with due consideration for the surrounding environment and safety.

Yutaka Ikeda, managing executive officer and chief executive of NYK’s Automotive Transportation Headquarters, commented, “I am very pleased that the solar and wind power generation systems at the finished-vehicle logistics terminal in Tianjin, China, in which NYK has invested, have started operation and that the terminal has received a carbon neutrality evaluation certificate in recognition of the effectiveness in combating climate change and reducing the environmental impact. The finished-vehicle logistics terminals operated by the NYK Group have already begun using renewable energy at the Daikoku C-3 Terminal at the port of Yokohama and the ICO Terminal at the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium. The NYK Group will continue to realize eco-friendly green terminals by horizontally expanding the know-how of use of renewable energy to the finished-vehicle logistics terminals that we operate around the world.”

 

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Construction and maintenance of the solar energy plant in Port of Valencia

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The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Valencia has approved the award of the construction and maintenance of the solar energy plant to be located on the roof of the vehicle silo of Valencia Terminal Europa in the East dock of the Port of Valencia to the joint venture made up of Lantania S.A.U and Tecmo Instalaciones, Obras y Servicios S.A.

The awarding of the contract, which, being more than 12 million euros, must be approved by the Board of Directors of the APV, amounts to 16,060,707.27 euros including VAT, with a period for the execution of the works of 19 months and 36 months for maintenance.

The solar station will be located on a surface area of 27,700 m2 – equivalent to almost five football fields – on the roof of the terminal operated by the company Grimaldi. The infrastructure will have 10,773 photovoltaic modules installed on a metallic structure inclined at four degrees and facing south. Four transformers will be installed in two transformation centres with two units of 1,250 kilovolt-amperes each and another two of 1,600 kVA. This installation will generate around 9,000 MWh/year, which represents approximately 11% of the Port of Valencia’s electrical energy consumption.

This project is financed by the Next Generation funds of the European Union and the Spanish Government’s Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.

This is the second photovoltaic installation awarded by the APV in the Valencian precinct. The first of these was the one being developed in the Príncipe Felipe dock by the PAVASAL-PAVENER joint venture. This solar park will generate 2,353 MWh/year, equivalent to 3% of the electrical energy. With these two plants, the Port of Valencia will obtain 14% of its electricity consumption.

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Port of Rotterdam and Eneco to supply shore power

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By the end of 2023, part of the DFDS ships that dock in Vlaardingen will receive electricity via a shore power installation. Rotterdam Shore Power B.V, a joint venture of Eneco and the Port of Rotterdam Authority, will supply this shore power.

For now, Jinling roll-on-roll-off vessels for scheduled service to and from Immingham will use the shore power installation. The installation will be constructed by Actemium and has been partially made financially possible by subsidies from the central government and the province of South Holland.

The use of shore power for the berth for the Jinling roll-on-roll-off vessels is in line with the sustainable ambitions of DFDS aimed at reducing NOx and SOx emissions. The other two berths will be considered for shore power at a later stage.

Reduction of emissions and noise pollution

The shore power facility consists of a converted 40-foot container containing electrical equipment that makes electricity from the public power grid suitable for use aboard the vessels. A cable management system will physically bring the electricity from the wharf aboard the ship with a cable and a plug. A remote control will enable the operation of the crane on the quay from the ship, so that the cable can be taken on board and then connected.

The shore power installation has a capacity of 1.8 MW and is expected to provide 3.5 GWh per year of electricity. The estimated CO2 reduction resulting from the investment is approximately 2,100 tons on an annual basis. In addition, shore power also contributes to air quality by reducing particulate matter and nitrogen emissions and reduces noise pollution.

Making Rotterdam port cluster more sustainable

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Eneco want to stimulate the use of shore-based power in the port of Rotterdam and have set up their subsidiary Rotterdam Shore Power to this end. In early 2022, the commissioning of Europe’s largest shore power installation was announced: the installation for Heerema Marine Contractors’ offshore vessels on Landtong Rozenburg. Rotterdam Shore Power is currently working on the construction of a second installation at Boskalis in the Waalhaven.

Shore power is a crucial pillar of the sustainability strategy for the Rotterdam port cluster. At least 90 percent of the offshore, ferries, cruise and roll-on-roll-off vessels and container ships in Rotterdam must use shore power by 2030. This will save emissions of about 200,000 tons of CO2 and 2,500 tons of nitrogen. This means a big step towards an increasingly clean and future-proof port.

Realization of the shore power installation also fits in with Eneco’s One Planet Plan to be climate neutral by 2035. Not only in its own activities, but also in the energy Eneco supplies to its customers. The shore power project contributes to DFDS’ commitment to achieve net-zero CO2-emissions by 2050. One way to achieve this green transition is to invest significantly in sustainable solutions, including the target of 45% CO2 reduction within DFDS’ Ferry business.

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Kuehne+Nagel expands its partnership with Vestas

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Kuehne+Nagel has expanded its partnership with Vestas, a global leader in renewable energy solutions from Denmark, by adding 60,000 sqm to its existing fulfilment center in Hodenhagen, Germany. From 2023 onwards, each year around 135,000 different items will be stored in the spare parts centre.

Spare parts orders for wind turbines are characterised by a high degree of complexity. The items range from small parts, such as electronic components, which are stored in a picktower, to hazardous goods, such as batteries, paints or lubricants, to large parts for workshop operations.

The range of services include storage, packing and load consolidation to order picking for outgoing orders and their dispatch, including customs clearance, all over the world and covering also direct deliveries to the wind turbines. Vestas connects its buyers and sellers of renewable energy parts and services via Convento, a digital business-to-business e-commerce marketplace. All orders on the Convento platform are served from the fulfilment centre in Hodenhagen.

The extension of the warehouse also meets the latest standards in terms of energy efficiency. This includes for example a roof-mounted solar system, LED lighting with motion sensors and charging stations for electrical vehicles.

Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Management Board of Kuehne Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics, says: “The cooperation between Vestas and Kuehne+Nagel points the way to a sustainable future. Our focus is to stand by Vestas and its end customers, to support the lifecycle of every wind turbine with the spare part it needs worldwide. We are proud to support Vestas in accelerating the global energy transition.”

“We are very excited to further build on our relationship with Kuehne+Nagel as a dedicated logistics partner managing our global warehouse in Hodenhagen. The expansion of the warehouse facility will set us up for the future growth that lies ahead and will ensure a scalable foundation for providing sustainable energy across the globe”, says Morten Schockert Nielsen, Director, Head of Global Logistics, Service Supply Chain at Vestas.

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