Municipality of Rotterdam offers incentives for transition to shore-based power


The municipality of Rotterdam is offering companies that are considering making the switch to shore-based power the opportunity to have a feasibility study carried out, of which 80% will be funded by the municipality, up to a maximum of €20,000.

Vessels that have a shore-based power connection can switch to electricity from the shore when they are moored at the quay. This means vessels no longer need to keep the diesel generators running as a means of providing electricity. Therefore, this reduces nitrogen and CO2 emissions, minimises noise pollution and creates better air quality.

Port of Rotterdam already has shore-based power facilities installed and their use will be mandatory for some types of vessels as of 2030.

As a supporter of sustainability, the municipality of Rotterdam is offering the opportunity to have a feasibility study on the implementation of shore-based power carried out by one of three pre-selected consultancy firms. The municipality will finance 80% of the study costs up to a maximum of €20,000 per study.

A company selected by the municipality will carry out the feasibility study. The study includes:
– assessment of the electricity demand of mooring vessels;
– basic technical design of a shore-based power installation;
– assessment of the electrical connection and possible interconnection with own generation;
– identification of potential connection opportunities for charging infrastructure for vehicles or mobile equipment;
– business case including any inevitable losses;
– emissions reduction as a result of the construction and use of a shore-based power installation;
– overview of subsidy opportunities.

Interested parties are invited to contact the municipality or Port of Rotterdam for further details or advice.