Swedish port operator Trelleborgs Hamn AB will build a 2,700 m2 solar farm to generate electricity for port use
The new solar farm will occupy an area of 2,700 m2. The project is one of various measures where the port sees an opportunity to become an electricity supplier for its own requirements.
Also on the cards is a project to construct a number of wind turbines on the port estate. The objective is to reduce demand on the grid by around 50% through wind and solar.
The port is in discussion with a number of suppliers. It is hoped to have contracts in place soon in order to start construction work in spring next year.
Demand for electricity is expected to increase because of the growing pressure on ports and shipping lines to introduce cold ironing in the Baltic.