New wind power projects to change the face of Hamburg's port
Jul 5, 2013 - The port of Hamburg is slowly becoming the site of various wind power projects.
After German container terminal operator Eurogate announced plans to install a wind turbine on its lot at the port, six other companies have sent requests to install new wind turbines to the Hamburg Port Authority.
The big investments planned by the industry have drawn the attention of the Hamburg senate. The senate has launched a Smart Port Energy programme to incorporate all renewable power projects planned at the port.
Eurogate will invest EUR 4.8 million (USD 6.2m) for the installation of the wind turbine and is planning to put it on stream this summer. The total generation of the turbine is estimated at 8.7 million KWh per year. The power will not be fed into the public grid, but used to cover Eurogate's electricity needs at the port.
Eurogate is planning to install another wind turbine later on.