Ports of Normandy and EDF have signed a partnership agreement that targets sustainable development at the ports of Cherbourg, Caen-Ouistreham and Dieppe in France.
Hervé Morin, president of the Normandy Region and ports of Normandy, and Marc Benayoun, executive director of EDF Group signed the agreement.
The aims of the agreement follow four key themes: improving air quality and shore power for ships; the search for energy production and storage solutions, including the use of hydrogen or other alternate fuels; the development of electric or low-carbon transport in and around the ports; and the continued investment into research and development (R&D) and innovation projects.
“All of these issues fall within the remit of EDF, which has the necessary expertise to carry out studies, propose technical solutions and provide support in the search for financing. This is why it seemed appropriate to us to form a partnership around the main energy and environmental issues of the ports of Normandy, foremost among which is the issue of air quality,” said Morin and Benayoun.