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APM Terminals Algeciras Connects to 66KV ENERGY NETWORK

Logistic News - Published on Mon, 25 May 2020

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APM Terminals Algeciras has increased the voltage of its power supply from 20KV to 66KV.

This 3.2-million-euro investment will improve the stability of the electrical supply and enhance safety and productivity by reducing the risk of outages.

The project was designed and managed in full by APM Terminals Algeciras, with support from The Port Authority and Algeciras Polytechnic School of University of Cadiz.

The terminal will now be able to take advantage of 100% of the energy regenerated by the cranes, in addition to monitoring the quality of the electricity supply, which comes from renewable sources, and consumption.

The change in the voltage level will mean a 20% annual saving for the terminal, as well as an added value in terms of safety, because disruptions and sudden stops of the machinery will be reduced and the 20KV power line will be available as an auxiliary supply.

Engineering and Procurement departments planned the project in three phases: a new 20 MW substation in Isla Verde Exterior, three 4 km supply lines to terminal, and a new hub, which has been integrated into the container stacks. The substation is supplied from the existing 66 KV network in Isla Verde, which comes from the El Cañuelo substation. The 20 KV power line remains as an emergency supply.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 25 May 2020
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