Industrial symbiosis in Ennshafen
Located in the heart of Europe, the ENNSHAFEN port is ideally linked to the most important inland ports and sea ports of the continent. The trimodal transhipment centre links the main transport routes for international cargo, the Rhine-Main-Danube waterway from West to East and the North-South railway that extends from the North Sea to the Adriatic. It serves the largest continuous industrial area on the Upper Danube. Waterways, rail and road connections empower the port as a transport hub for goods and commodities in international logistics operations and for local businesses. Currently, it employs around 2,300 persons.
Energy cooperation opportunities
PV on roof tops
There is a great amount of logistic buildings with potential of several 10000 m2 for roof-installation. In addition, several abandoned areas are available for ground-installation.
Electrification of the power supply of anchored ships
- This is an essential topic in Europe in general to reduce air pollutants by cold ironing.
- A quite promising opportunity for Ennshafen and detailed planning and investigations are underway. Convenience of a new installation is now being investigated in a feasibility study: A lot of technical details have to be clarified and several partners have to be involved (transhipment partners, vessel operators, power suppliers, maybe transforming units’ provider).
- Even a combined system between electricity grid and LNG-based electricity generator is being investigated.
- Possibility to combine this opportunity with PV and electricity storage in the future.