Smart Harbour Application Renewable Integration Concept

In the SHARC project (SHARC = Smart Harbour Application Concept for the Integration of Renewable Energies), bremenports has joined forces with another four partners from the fields of industry and research to draw up various concepts for Bremerhaven as an example of how sustainable energy management can be integrated in port areas. This project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy as part of the “Energy transition in the transport sector” research initiative.

Detailed mapping and analysis of the energy map of the Überseehafen district in Bremerhaven which indicate current energy consumption provided the basis for the simulations performed by the project partners Siemens and TU Berlin. The objective of this project is to take the “Überseehafen” port district in Bremerhaven as an example of how renewable energy sources can be integrated in port infrastructure und superstructure as well as the logistics operating processes and thus model various future scenarios and simulate the effects (energy consumption, costs, COreduction and environmental impact).

The simulation will reveal investment potential for the integration of renewable energy at the various companies located in the port district. The overriding objective is ultimately to achieve carbon-neutrality in the port district. In the course of follow-up projects it will be decided which investments should actually be made, before submitting applications for funding.

For the latest information and further details of the project and participants, click here.