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HES Hartel tank terminal to offer shore power

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The new HES Hartel tank terminal in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will offer inland vessels the option of using shore power. Installing shore power at the terminal is in line with the ambition of the surrounding municipality and HES itself to make use of innovative and sustainable solutions. All nine berths for inland vessels will be supplied with shore power.

Moored at the quay, the vessels often run on generators for the required energy on board, resulting in emissions of nitrogen and CO2, amongst other particulates. Shore power offers the opportunity to reduce emissions by providing vessels with a more sustainable energy source. Shore power not only contributes to the international climate objectives, but also contributes to the reduction of nitrogen deposition in Natura2000 areas which improves the living environment around the port of Rotterdam.

In addition to the shore power facilities for inland vessels, HES Hartel tank terminal will investigate whether shore power is also possible for the other six berth for the use of seagoing vessels. The new tank terminal will be the first terminal in the Netherlands to be built in accordance with the PGS 29 regulations for tank terminals. This means that the terminal meets very high safety and environmental requirements.

Significant progress has been made in the development of the 1.3 million m3 tank terminal for the storage and transhipment of petroleum products and biofuels in the port of Rotterdam. Complying with the COVID-19 measures, construction works on tanks and the related civil and piping works are currently continuing unabated.

Recruitment for the first of 80 new colleagues who will be responsible for running the terminal in the future have started. After commissioning, which is expected at the end of 2021, the terminal will be operational 24/7.

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