The Project

The Port of Heraklion realizes its role not only as one of the five Greek Ports of the Core TEN-T, but also as a pioneer Port organization that contributes to the National and EU growth through compliance with Institutional and Environmental Regulations.
Port’s Administration sets the strategic goals and priorities bearing in mind both the economic, social and environmental surplus by redefining the Port’s infrastructure as environmentally friendly, economically viable and socially useful, ending to a compliant Port for all ship types, maintaining zero carbon facilities.
Further to the participation of the Port of Heraklion to the LNG bunkering station development (Project Poseidon MED II – CEF Project), the port aims at becoming the first Greek Port that will apply fully integrated electrification services for any ship type approaching alongside.
ELECTRIPORT provides all the detailed studies that are needed for “cold ironing” to become eligible for funding timely and effectively. Apart from the Technical options, studies cover the economic and financial aspects, delivering the financial dimensions in a complete input – output CBA approach.
The expected outcomes contribute to the development of know-how, implementation of environmental policies, reduction of CO2 emissions in the port and consequently in the neighboring Port–City of Heraklion.
The partnership covers all aspects of ELECTRIPORT, reflecting capacity and know-how regarding the scientific, technical and managerial aspects of the project.
ELECTRIPORT guarantees exploitation and dissemination on a local, regional, national and EU levels through globally established partnerships and established Project multipliers.

ELECTRIPORT addresses the Core maritime Port of Heraklion, located on the Orient East-Med Core Network Corridor. It aims to transform the Port of Heraklion to the first Greek Port that will apply fully integrated electrification services for any ship type at berth.

The Action covers the elaboration of a complete set of studies and engineering designs for the development of on-shore power supply (OPS) technology for all types of vessels at the core maritime Port of Heraklion.

The Action includes the elaboration of the following main studies and related documents:

  • Port’s operational capacity analysis for the dimensioning of shore-side power supplies and calculation of power demand;
  • Environmental Impact Assessment study and related risk assessment studies required for the installation and operation of the OPS system;
  • Engineering design studies for the installation of the OPS system and the port’s current and future grid capacity needs;
  • A Cost-Benefit Analysis and a Social CBA;
  • Tender documents.

Electriport is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) of the European Union (Action n° 2020-EL-TMC-0051-S) and complements another CEF-funded Action (Action n°2014-EU-TM-0673-S (Poseidon MED II)), which addresses the elaboration of studies for LNG bunkering station development at i.a. the Port of Heraklion.

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