Sep 5, 2013 - Greek Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) said it had given its nod to a plan for the construction of a 430-kWp solar plant at the port of Piraeus.
The photovoltaic (PV) plant project marks the beginning of an initiative to improve the energy field and lighting of the Piraeus port through energy saving and environmental protection, PPA explained.
The PV system will be installed by local firm KGS Development SA.
The project was initiated last year with an international open tender, which attracted six companies. The winner KGS Development was awarded an EUR-790,000-deal (USD 1m) plus value-added tax (VAT). The budget of the project is valued at EUR 1 million.
In July the European Commission (EC) approved a EUR-113.9-million funding for an infrastructure expansion project at the port of Piraeus that involves the development of two docking stations for cruise ships. The project is worth EUR 120 million.
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