EcoPorts is the main environmental initiative of the European port sector and has been fully integrated into the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) since 2011. Working within the network of UK and European ports, we are raising the bar for environmental management and benefit from the cooperation and shared knowledge between ports.
Our dedicated Green Team has a multi-layered strategy to ensure the port plays a pivotal role in supporting our customers’ and the Government’s net zero targets. This strategy combines internal ‘green’ projects for the harbour, interface activities with the international maritime sector, and sustainable infrastructure initiatives which will put Aberdeen on the map as a significant Energy Transition hub.
The lighting of quaysides and yards accounts for the largest consumption of electricity on the port’s estate, using approximately 1,392,513 kilowatt hours of electricity every year. The Green Team has launched a programme to replace all external lighting in the port with LED lighting heads. This will involve changing more than 700 lights, reducing electricity consumption by 54% each year.
The Aberdeen Harbour estate is set to become a ‘super-host’ for a range of sustainable initiatives and innovative thinking – all aimed at securing a carbon-neutral future.
Whether it is a home to ‘green’ projects under development by our customers – including circular economy initiatives for decommissioned material, or as a wind power test centre– or regional initiatives, such as the creation of an Energy Transition Zone, our port has incredible potential as a green super-host for our partners and stakeholders.