PORTOS Work Package 3

Each Work Package contains actions with specific and detailed descriptions, deliverables and output results, as well as indicators and expected results.

WP3: Capitalization

Start date

01/04/2019

End date

31/03/2022

Duration

36 months

Partner’s involvement

  • Partner responsible: Instituto de Ci├¬ncia e Inova├ž├úo em Engenharia Mec├ónica e Engenharia Industrial
  • Universidad do Porto
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
  • Ecole DÔÇÖIngenieurs En G├ęnie Des Syst├Ęmes Industriels
  • Universidad de Oviedo
  • University of Plymouth
  • Instituto de Ci├¬ncia e Innova├žao en Engenharia Mec├ónica e Engenharia Industrial
  • Fundaci├│n Instituto de Hidr├íulica Ambiental de Cantabria
  • Administra├žao dos Portos do Douro, Leixoes e Via├▒a do Castelo, SA
  • Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo
  • Organismo P├║blico Puertos del Estado
  • INNOSEA
  • University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Cork
  • Ag├¬ncia para a Energia
  • Shannon Foynes Port Company
  • Nantes – Saint Nazaire Port
  • Cattewater Harbour Commissioners
  • Padstow Harbour Commissioners
  • WindEurope

About this Work Package

Work Package 3 consists in implementation of the capitalization strategy of PORTOS project throughout the entire project duration. This strategy involves collection of state-of-art information on the subjects addressed in the project and various actions of dissemination of the project expected results. These actions of dissemination include an Energetic Observatory that will be extended beyond the end of the project, organization of workshops directed to main ports in Atlantic Area for presentation and demonstration of results obtained for the case-study ports, a demo application of a decision support system tool and a collection of targeted and thematic training programs.

The Energetic Observatory aims to offer high quality information on renewable energies. The workshops will be directed to main ports in Atlantic Area for presentation and demonstration of results obtained for the case-study ports, which contains the presentation of the roadmap and guidelines for achieving energy self-sufficiency. Also, a demo application of a decision support system tool to a number of additional ports is defined in order to test and demonstrate it as a valuable asset to an energy self-sufficiency approach. The tool will be developed within the project execution and its demo application, contained in the capitalization work package, is projected to be executed in the last months of the project. In this perspective, a collection of targeted and thematic training programs is also defined to be implemented, comprising face-to-face courses on different Marine Renewable Energy topics to improve social perception and to strengthen the level of knowledge of stakeholders on MRE. These actions aim to effectively transfer knowledge gathered during the project and to promote engagement of a wide range of third-party stakeholders in ports management and in renewable energy studies.

Actions in Work Package 3

Action 1: Capitalization of results and outputs from previous works

Start date: 04/2019

End date: 07/2019

Results of previous works on relevant topics for the PORTOS project, as resource assessment, field measurements, optimization of harvesting technologies and energetic audits at ports, are gathered, organized and summarized, in order to make available easily accessible data to all partners of PORTOS and selected AA stakeholders to be capitalized in the project. Specifically, the selected topics are hybrid technologies, wave and tidal resource assessment, wind resource assessment, energetic audits and levelized cost of energy studies.

Action 2: Design and implementation of BLUE-PORTS Energetic Observatory

Start date: 10/2019

End date: 03/2022

The design and implementation of PORTOS Energetic Observatory in order to offer high quality and up-to-date information on renewable energies (RE), including technology information, RE resources, energy storage solutions, good practices at AA ports regarding RE integration, alert systems, among others. The Observatory aims to draw attention to the potential benefits of RE integration in ports and related infrastructures, to last beyond the end of the project, and integrate information on the degree of implementation of PORTOS measures on case-study ports.

Action 3: Workshops directed to selected End-users

Start date: 01/2021

End date: 03/2022

Two one-day workshops directed to main AA ports for presentation and demonstration of results obtained for the case-study ports as well as already implemented practices, including

discussions in round tables. Port associations will establish links with port authorities, the target group. Also included is the presentation of the roadmap and guidelines for achieving energy self-sufficiency in AA ports that could be extended to other ports.

Action 4: Demo application of the Decision Support System

Start date: 12/2021

End date: 03/2022

Demo application of the Decision Support System developed in the PORTOS project in two additional ports from AA regions, consisting on the collection of available data concerning those two ports and demonstration of the potential of the PORTOS energy self-sufficiency approach. This demo application should be performed to specific demonstration ports in the last months of the project, after the tool is finished and verified. This action aims to demonstrate the potential for other case study ports and encourage other ports to follow the same approach.

Action 5: Social perception and interest on Marine Renewable Energies

Start date: 04/2019

End date: 03/2022

A training program comprising 6 face-to-face three-day courses on different MRE topics is developed. Target attendees include staff from enterprises public bodies, port authorities and independent developers. Training courses are developed and delivered by leading experts, among which technology providers, professional associations and recognized researchers. Thematic talks and case studies from previous works on which the partners were involved are also included. These programs are expected to strengthen the overall level of knowledge of stakeholders on MRE, increasing competitiveness and effectiveness when engaging related projects, translating into better-informed policies better structured public and private investments.