Valenciaport approves construction and operation of new public passenger terminal

The new passengers terminal of the Port of Valencia (Artist impression Valencia Port)Valenciaport has approved the award to the Valencian company Baleària Eurolineas Marítimas S.A. of the construction and operation of the new public passenger terminal in the Port of Valencia.

This infrastructure will have a surface area of approximately 107,000 m2. The planned investment will exceed 37 million euros. In addition to the investment of the private company Balearia, the Port Authority of Valencia will invest 67.8 million euros. In total, the public/private investment will be around 100 million euros.

The new public passenger terminal will be a model infrastructure in terms of environmental and social sustainability, accessibility and new technologies, which will become a benchmark for the Port of Valencia and will generate added value for the seafront.

It will be designed to cater for cruise traffic, regular lines with the Balearic Islands and Algeria, with separate and independent operations and spaces, as well as ro-ro traffic. For this reason, it will have four berths, one of which will allow a cruise ship of 360 metres in length to call and another berth of at least 250 metres in length. A 215-metre long central jetty will be built for the berthing of ferries.

The operations for regular passenger and cruise traffic will be separate and with different spaces. The aim is to lead the traffic of people and companies between the peninsula and the Balearic Islands, with estimates made by the Valencian shipping company of 370,000 passengers minimum in the first year between regular ferries and cruises, up to 472,000 in the fifth year.

For the management of the cruises, Balèaria will incorporate the experience of Global Ports Holding (GPH), which will contribute all its know-how to the project and its commitment to a more sustainable cruise offer with a lower environmental impact.

The new passenger terminal of the Port of Valencia guarantees that 100% of the electrical energy required will be produced in the facilities themselves and will be of renewable origin: photovoltaic, wind, renewable hydrogen or biofuel. The maritime station will operate with zero polluting emissions and will be committed to the circular economy.

In this sense, all the docks will be equipped with an electricity supply network for docked ships, making it easier to stop the engines and their emissions when they are visiting València; and all the roofs and ceilings of the existing buildings will be designed for the installation of photovoltaic solar panels. The terminal will recycle 100% of the waste it generates in a biomethane plant that will be built expressly for this purpose; and it will treat waste from the ships and the building itself to obtain biogas.

(MedCruise, Port Authority of Valencia – PAV)

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