Boskalis is collaborating with the Port of Rotterdam Authority and Eneco to construct shore-based power facilities in the Waalhaven so that its moored vessels can run on green electricity instead of fossil fuels.

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The shore-based power installation will be built on the Boskalis site in the Waalhaven. There are two berths on the quay at this location, where vessels come for maintenance and for mobilisation for offshore projects.

At present, moored vessels often run on generators to provide the necessary power on board thereby creating emissions. Green shore power offers the opportunity to reduce these emissions by up to 90 percent by providing vessels with a clean source of energy, while switching off generators also helps to reduce noise emissions.

The intended completion date of the green shore power installation is June 1, 2023. It will supply 2 GWh of green electricity per year. This will reduce CO2 emissions by 1,600 tonnes per year.

The Boskalis location in the Waalhaven will be the third quayside electricity installation for seagoing vessels at the port, following the Rozenburg peninsula and the Hoek van Holland ferry terminal.

Eneco and Port of Rotterdam Authority are implementing this project through the joint venture Rotterdam Shore Power. They own the shore power installation and offer the green shore power as a service. Boskalis is realising the grid connection under its own management. Eneco is supplying the green power to Boskalis, which comes from Dutch Eneco wind and solar sources.