Creation date: December 3, 2013
The European Union will support with just over €1.1 million from the TEN-T Programme for studies and a pilot implementation to enhance the level of shore power services for inland navigation in the Belgian region of Flanders. Shore power infrastructure allows moored vessels to draw power from the grid without running their engines, to the benefit of the environment.
The studies, selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Programme, aim to design a uniform exploitation and payment system for shore power in Flanders. Market surveys and cost-benefit analysis will be undertaken, as well as the design and the operation of a single web application platform for accessing shore power services.
To test some of the findings, a pilot to install and adapt existing and new shore power supply will be conducted in three different locations. It will be connected to the developed web application and will support the proposed payment system.
The studies will also develop a strategy to stimulate the expansion of this environmental friendly technology by investigating on how a national network of shore power facilities should be expanded to meet the rapidly growing demand.
For more information, please consult the project's page!
Press Release in French - .doc (39.5 KB)
Press Release in Dutch - .doc (39 KB)