Valenciaport has put out to tender the construction and maintenance of a photovoltaic energy plant for self-consumption to be located on the Príncipe Felipe dock with a base tender budget of 3,018,594.19 euros, including maintenance for four years. The solar energy panels will occupy a surface area of 6,420 square metres, will have a 30% slope for optimum use and an installed power of 1,461.6 kWp.

This project is financed by the European Union's Next Generation funds and the Spanish Government's Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan. Companies can submit their bids until 4 September at 13:00. Once awarded, the construction period for the solar plant will be 10 months and the maintenance period will be 50 months.

This installation, which will produce approximately 2,353.00 MWh/year of totally renewable electrical energy, will contribute to the strategic objective designed by the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) to be an emission neutral port by 2030, twenty years ahead of the objectives set by the European Green Pact. In fact, this will be the first of the solar plants which the Port of Valencia will have, to which will be added the photovoltaic installation project which will be located on the roof of the Valencia Terminal Europa vehicle warehouse and which will involve an investment of 16 million euros.

In addition, last week Valenciaport put out to tender the solar plant for the Port of Gandia which will be in shed 4 on a surface area of 4,500 square metres, with a power of 705 Kwp, a base budget of 1,558,001.2 euros and which will make the Gandia site the first European port to be energy self-sufficient.

"We want to make the Port of Valencia a benchmark in the fight against climate change and decarbonisation with real projects already underway, such as these solar installations, the use of hydrogen in the port area, the electrical substations that will allow the electrical connection of ships while they are docked, the use of alternative fuels such as Liquefied Natural Gas or the project to develop wind energy", said the president of the PAV, Aurelio Martínez.