Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Water Masterplan for OPS in Spanish ports


The Action is part of a global project aiming to spread the use of electricity for ships calling at Spanish ports along Core Network Corridors and beyond. 

The Action aims to implement, analyse and assess pilot operations and fine-tune the Onshore Power Supply (OPS) system's technology. It consists of a study with pilot deployment of OPS systems in three ports (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Palma de Majorca) on the installation of related equipment on eight RO-RO and RO-PAX and ferry vessels of UECC and Fred Olsen for one year. Data will be collected also from the OPS operations in the port of Pasajes (Pasaia), whose system is complementary but not included in the Action.

The Action includes the design of OPS, studies on the regulatory and legal framework, technical solutions, environmental and social impact as well the preparation of a master plan for the roll-out.

The Action will pave the way for the roll out of the OPS on the Core Ports in Spain and contribute to the decarbonisation of maritime transport.


Estimated cost of the action:



Percentage of EU support: 26.46%

Maximum EU contribution: 




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Member States involved:



Implementation schedule:

Start date: November 2016

End date: December 2019


Project Coordinator:

 Organismo Público Puertos del Estado 


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE

 Coordinator's report on the Corridor