Ports towards energy self-sufficiency

Project Implementation Period: 
April 2019 - March 2022

Overall budget: €2,625,180.56

EU contribution: €1,968,885.42

About the Project: 

Sea ports need high-energy supplies and are a source of air pollution, two environmental problems that can be minimized by using renewable energy. Considering the convergence of resources, infrastructures and facilities in ports, marine renewable energy arises as a promising alternative. PORTOS aims to assess, develop and promote the integrated use of renewable energy resources in Atlantic Area ports and increase their energy efficiency, establishing a roadmap to a more competitive and sustainable sector.

The main objective is to develop and promote the implementation of renewable energy, especially marine renewable energies such as wave, tidal and wind energy, at Atlantic Area ports, as to impact two environmental priorities for ports: reduction of greenhouse gases emissions and air pollution by providing renewable energy-based solutions to harvest the renewable energy potential of Atlantic Area coastal areas. Moreover, PORTOS aims to increase the ports energy efficiency, establishing a roadmap to a more competitive and sustainable sector, mitigating climate change.

Project partners

  • Universidade do Porto (PT);
  • Universidad de Oviedo (ES);
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (ES);
  • Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial (PT);
  • Ecole D'ingenieurs En Genie Des Systemes Industriels (FR);
  • Administração dos Portos do Douro, Leixões e Viana do Castelo, SA (PT);
  • Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo (ES);
  • University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Cork (IE);
  • Shannon Foynes Port Company (IE);
  • Fundación Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de Cantabria (ES);
  • University of Plymouth (UK).