Installing autonomous port electricity supplies

The Port of Rotterdam Authority manages mooring facilities that enable ships to load and unload safely. The mooring facilities are equipped with systems for lighting, capstans and data communication. The Port of Rotterdam Authority has a sustainability ambition and wants to create mooring facilities with renewable energy without any connections to the grid.

Witteveen+Bos produced design specifications for more than thirty autonomous electricity supplies. This was done according to the ‘trias’ principle: reduce the demand for energy, use a renewable source and utilise finite sources efficiently. This resulted in stand-alone systems powered by solar energy. Over the past two years, these autonomous electricity supplies have been fitted to hawser and fender piles in the port.

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