Shore to ship power project moving to second phase

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June, 2022 at 11:03 am by Andre Camilleri

The shore to ship power project moving to second phase, Transport minister Aaron Farrugia said on Tuesday during Parliament.

Farrugia said that with this €50 million project, a total of 17 thousand families will benefit as 90% of current emissions will be cut.

The project includes the development of the electricity infrastructure for cruise liners and Ro-Ro cargo ships to switch off their gasoil- or heavy-fuel-oil-fired engines and plug in to shoreside electricity to power their onboard systems, whilst they are berthed at port.

Back in June 2021, ex transport minister Ian Borg had said that this project which is financed by EU funds is “one of the largest environmental projects the country has ever seen”.

Last year it was revealed how electrical engineers and technicians were installing around 5.5km of power cables. Apart from that, the structure was also to include house chillers, backup power systems and fire safety equipment.

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