Cruise terminal energy hub construction underway

2024-03-27T18:59:14+00:00 March 27th, 2024|Environment|

Amsterdam’s cruise terminal energy hub’s construction phase is progressing steadily, according to Monic van der Heijden, commercial director Cruise Port Amsterdam (CPA).

In collaboration with PowerCon and sub-contractor BAM Infrastructure, work is currently underway on the foundation, which is expected to be completed by the end of April.

The building’s construction will begin in May and is anticipated to be finished by mid-July. In June, the containers, housing the shore power installation for the cruise ships, will be installed inside the building.

Simultaneously, from April to September, CPA will also be fitting the cabling under the quayside and beneath the gangways.

The shore power installation, which has a capacity to connect one ocean cruise ship and eight river cruise ships, is scheduled for completion as planned in the first quarter of 2025.

“The availability of shore power, as of 2025, is a major milestone in our ambition and strategy to accommodate emission-free cruising,” said Dick de Graaff, CPA Managing Director.

The project is being financed by the Port of Amsterdam.