Solar power pays off for Shoreham Harbour

Posted On 15 May 2015 at 10:06 am

Wind turbines and solar panels have helped Shoreham Harbour to retain its eco-port status.

The port has planning permission to put up two wind turbines which will produce enough energy to power the pump house.

And more solar panels are due to be installed in addition to the 2,000 already generating electricity at the harbour.

Shoreham Port is one of only 11 British ports to hold eco-port status. Its sustainable credentials were first recognised two years ago and the accreditation lasts for another two years.

Safety and HR director Paul Johnson said: “Environmental improvements are a key element of our business plan and we have some exciting developments taking place this year to strengthen the sustainability of the port.”

Development director Peter Davies said: “We are making significant steps in improving the carbon footprint of the port.

“Ultimately our goal is to ensure that the port is sustainable and will be here serving the community for many years to come.”

Shoreham Port is holding its annual public and stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday 7 July at the Barn Theatre in Southwick.

The event offers the chance to meet and talk to port bosses who will share their plans for the future.

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