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  • SEA CHANGE multi-user, multi-berth, multi-frequency shore power project, funded by the UK government. Find out more.
  • Brittany Ferries is introducing two new LNG-electric hybrid ferries from 2025, which run on a combination of cleaner liquefied natural gas (LNG) and battery power. With shore power available at the port from the SEA CHANGE project, they will be able to charge their batteries and run on battery power when manoeuvring through Portsmouth harbour, improving air quality and supporting the industry-wide shift to zero-emission shipping.
  • Three new environmentally-friendly vessels combining comfort, safety and the latest innovations in energy saving technologies have already joined the Brittany Ferries fleet, two of which are LNG-powered.
  • The recently completed terminal extension, made possible through £11.25m of Levelling Up funding to transform the city’s visitor economy, features world-class environmental engineering. Features include using sea water to heat and cool the building, wind and solar technology, and internal and external living walls to help purify the air. All the elements combined means the building will generate more energy than it consumes, eventually moving from net carbon neutral to becoming what’s known as carbon positive.
  • Estudio Cactus, in cooperation with Portsmouth International Port, has been awarded £100,000 to trial its health, safety, security and environment software to provide operators with real-time information to improve resource management. This is one nine projects that have been awarded a total of £1.2 million by the UK government through Connected Places Catapult’s first accelerator programme as part of the Freight Innovation Fund.
  • The port are members of the Connected Places Catapult’s Freight Innovation Cluster and Maritime Accelerator programme.
  • A cutting edge solar and battery system has recently been installed. Managed by Portsmouth City Council’s in-house energy services and building services teams, installed by Custom Solar assisted by engineers at the port, the project  has seen 2,600 panels installed, including solar canopies above the car lanes. The the 1.2 megawatt peak system provides an impressive 35% of the site’s electricity.
  • A 1MW lithium-ion battery energy storage systems (BESS) installed for storing renewable energy from the solar arrays.
  • Feasibility study on how we can provide shore power for visiting fishing vessels at the Camber.