Environment, innovation, accessibility and city-port relationship, objectives of the Valenciaport investments
The Business Plan of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) 2021-2025 contemplates investments to the value of 1,098 million euros.
More than 60 million euros will go towards alternative energy projects such as the electrical substation, the location of photovoltaic plants in València or Gandia or the wind power installation programme.
Among the actions planned for the Port of València, the following stand out: 397 million euros for the northern container terminal; 27.4 million euros for the passenger terminal; 100 million euros for railway and road accesses; 56.4 million euros for city-port actions.
For the Port of Sagunto, the railway accessibility with more than 50 million euros; the generation and conditioning of berths and surfaces in the Muelle Centro 2 and Dique Norte with 19.5 million euros or; 8.5 million euros for the integration of the north area and the jetty stand out.
The PAV is going to invest 14.5 million euros in the works on the Serpis 2 quay; 2.8 million in the dredging of the port entrance and; 2 million for the actions linked to the competition of ideas for the Port of Gandia.
A more sustainable and decarbonised port, a more innovative port that attracts talent and generates disruptive projects, a benchmark port in alternative energies, a digitalised and safe port, a port that promotes new spaces for its neighbours or a port that creates synergies with the railway.
These are some of the strategic objectives of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) to turn the València, Sagunto and Gandia port areas into benchmark infrastructures that combine sustainability and economic growth at the service of the business fabric and society. To this end, Valenciaport is going to invest a total of 1,098 million euros in the 2021-2025 Business Plan, spending by and for the people at the centre of its actions.
An investment that aims to make the port facilities more competitive, efficient, effective and intelligent under the common umbrella of the port community of linking all initiatives to the environment and the fight against climate change, strengthening the city-port relationship and generating wealth and employment in its area of influence.
The PAV Investment Plan, validated by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda through Puertos del Estado, will undertake projects to consolidate Valenciaport as a strategic hub in the Mediterranean, through which 41% of goods enter and leave Spain by sea, and which will close the 2021 financial year with an increase in total and container traffic, in a sector, maritime transport, which will continue to grow in the coming years.
The APV’s proposal supports the continued modernisation and growth of port facilities to meet the needs of import/export companies. At the same time, it makes a clear commitment to alternative energies to which it will allocate more than 60 million euros for projects such as the electrical substation of the Port of València, the location of photovoltaic plants in Valencia or Gandia, the installation of wind energy, the electrical connection of the Port of Sagunto or energy efficiency actions.
In addition, the PAV is going to reinforce the city-port relationship to promote the connection with its neighbours and tourists visiting the Valencian Community. Among other actions, it is going to allocate more than 65 million to initiatives such as the multiple services building and the plans in the Nazaret area, the recovery of the RoyalStair in the Port of València, the ideas competition for the areas for the revitalisation and citizen use of the Port of Gandia, the development of the northern area and the adaptation of the jetty in the Port of Sagunto.
(Port Authority of Valencia – PAV)