- Published: 15 November 2023 15 November 2023
Boskalis commissioned a shore power facility at its premises in the Waalhaven in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Boskalis vessels are (de)mobilised for own projects at this service center.
From now on, the moored vessels will switch off their diesel-powered generators and use green shore power. In addition, Rotterdam Shore Power’s shore power installation will be used for a variety of land-based electrical equipment deployed by Boskalis to carry out projects in the region. The shore power installation is expected to generate 2 GWh of green electricity per year. The new shore power installation is part of a series of measures taken by Boskalis to reduce its carbon footprint and promote the use of renewable energy sources at its offices and service centers. Boskalis sources the green shore power from Rotterdam Shore Power (a joint venture between Eneco and the Port of Rotterdam Authority), which owns the shore power installation, with Boskalis having realised the grid connection in-house. The green power supplied by Eneco originates from its Dutch wind and solar sources. The project is co-financed by the municipality of Rotterdam and the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund.