Port of Turku becomes environment friendly

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Aug 03, 2016: The Port of Turku in Finland will construct two more fixed connections for receiving waste water serving both passenger and cargo vessels.

This will ensure sufficient reception capacity for all vessels calling Turku. The investment is part of the EU financed ScanMed project, in which Turku’s share is E2.2m. The sewer project will be completed by November 30, 2016.

The port is also investing in improving the energy efficiency of its operations. This investment is part of the port’s own environmental programme, as well as the city of Turku’s energy efficiency agreement.

In the years 2016-2018, it plans other investments as well that will include LED lightings for the port’s field and storage areas as well as thermal energy economy measures.

The project will also take into account the growing number of electric vehicles, electric machinery and solar panels.

A charging station for electric buses in the passenger harbour area is already planned and the first electric bus will be taken into test use in September.

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