Port Valencia starts work on new cruise passenger terminal project

   August 19, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

The new public passenger terminal starts to take its first steps with the procedure for the works for the “refurbishment of the site of the former shipyard of Port Valencia (Spain)” that PAV (the Port Authority of Valencia) is expected to publish with a tender budget of ~EUR 900,000.

The project includes the demolition of some warehouses and other buildings on the site as well as the ramp of the north slipway, and the dismantling of the equipment and installations, along with the prefabrication installations for the steel blocks.

The procedure also includes the disposal of reusable materials like metal parts or tiles, for sale with an estimated value of EUR 400,000+.

The new cruise passenger terminal is intended to serve cruise ship traffic, regular lines with Algeria and the Balearic Islands, as well as ro-ro traffic (platforms/vehicles that access the vessels by their own means). The infrastructure, which had the bid submitted by shipping company Balearia, guarantees that 100% of the electrical energy necessary for the operation of the new terminal will be produced in the facilities themselves, and will be of renewable origin. The passenger station will be committed to the circular economy and will operate with zero polluting emissions. All berths will be equipped with an electrical supply network for docked vessels, thus making it easier to stop the engines and the emissions when they are visiting Port Valencia. All the ceilings and roofs of the existing buildings will be designed for the installation of photovoltaic solar panels.

Port of Valencia (Spain)

The new cruise terminal will recycle 100% of the waste it generates in a biomethane plant specially built for the purpose. It will treat waste from the building itself and the vessels to obtain biogas. The station's interior design will guarantee the independent operation of passengers on regular lines and cruise passengers. Other new features of the project include the development of an Innovation and Eco-efficiency Centre as well as a space for cultural activities. The project presented by Balearia also contemplates a training centre of EdEB (Balearia Business School) with an offer in different areas of the maritime secto.