The new 1.3 million m3 HES Hartel Tank Terminal in Rotterdam will offer shore power at all nine of its berths for inland vessels.
Usually, when moored at a quay, vessel use generators to provide energy onboard, which generates emissions of particulates, NOx and CO2. By providing more sustainable electric power from the shore to vessels at its inland berths, HES Hartel says it will reduce emissions, contribute to international climate objectives and reduce nitrogen deposition around the Port of Rotterdam.
HES Hartel has also pledged to investigate whether it is possible to provide shore power to its six berths for seagoing vessels every five years.
The terminal will be the first in the Netherlands to be built to the latest PSG 29 regulations for tank terminals, meeting very high safety and environmental requirements, and construction work on tanks and related civil and piping works has continued throughout 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. German-based manufacturer AUMA recently announced that it had been awarded the contract to supply 2,756 electric actuators for the terminal, while a pipeline connecting the terminal to a nearby BP refinery was completed in April 2020.
The terminal is expected to be commissioned at the end of 2021.