Ports play a vital role in the intersection of land and sea for various industries such as maritime, oil & gas, cruise-tourism, heavy transport, bulk transfer, manufacturing industries, power generation, electricity grid operators and offshore wind.
Ports are the perfect hub to initiate green initiatives with their concentration of energy intensive industry; shore to ship power supply, cargo handling equipment, service vehicles, and supporting operations. Our Green Port strategy is a proactive approach which can be used to ensure sustainable environmental solutions at the ports. Demonstrating to stakeholders that decarbonisation and the much-needed energy transition can be realised using alternative and greener fuels such as LNG, Hydrogen, fuel cells and biofuels.
Port Authorities have significant role to play in the management of precious natural resources and harbours by actively protecting the community assets and minimising the impact on the environment. Port Authorities can enhance their environmental credentials by pursuing sustainable business practices and approaches and by encouraging innovation in its port operations.
BE&R Consulting has strong experience in guiding port authorities and other stakeholders in pursuing sustainable environmentally positive solutions. BE&R provides support in;
- Electrification of maritime ports using renewable energy installation
- Reducing power costs for harbor trucks and terminal equipment to 33% of the cost of conventional diesel fuel
- Developing strategy to promote green hydrogen produced from renewables to power terminal equipment, trucks, and clean shore power for ships berthed in port.
- Development of roadmaps to scale-out hydrogen use in other maritime applications like hydrogen fuelling for trucks, trains, vessels, and a wide variety of cargo handling applications.
- Logistic modelling for import, storage and export distribution of alternative and green zero carbon fuels
- Guiding policy makers and authorities to incentivise green ports and developing the regulatory framework
- Techno-economic modelling to scale up the use of alternative fuels in and outside the ports
- Electrification of port infrastructure through renewable energy currently running on carbon intensive fuels such as diesel
- Assessing the different options of cold ironing for the purpose of reducing fuel consumption of existing ships
- Technology assessment of energy storage mediums, capturing excess energy from the grid in the form of chemical storage such as hydrogen and ammonia for future export.
BE&R are advocates of Cold Ironing
Ships docking at the port use diesel to provide the auxiliary power such as emergency equipment, refrigeration, cooling, heating, and lighting onboard. This process generates large amounts of CO2, NOx, and dangerous fine particulate matter. Ports can provide cold ironing services using the shore power (electric grid), barges and mobile shore-side power systems using diesel generators or renewable methods to ships at berth while their main and auxiliary engines are turned off.