A Port of Trust
EPort-La Nouvelle is a French port in the Mediterranean that is transforming itself into a major port for the energy transition.
A new deep-sea infrastructure is currently under construction. It will increase the existing traffic and expand into new activities like those related to marine renewables. The port will expand from 60 to 210 hectares and water depth will reach 16 m to accommodate ships up to 60 to 80,000 dwt. A construction site of 7 hectares dedicated to the floating offshore wind farms industry is already active. It will increase to 40-44 hectares to serve the future generations of floating wind turbines.
Port-La Nouvelle will also be a major port for green hydrogen. The Hyd’occ plant will be delivered end 2024. It will produce renewable hydrogen on a massive scale to meet local needs for heavy mobility, industry and power generation. Operations will begin in 2025 with 3,000 tonnes/year. By 2030, the unit will produce 6,000 tonnes (50 MW).
Regarding the dry bulk, liquid bulk and breakbulk activities, the corresponding terminals will be operative in 2026.Likewise, the port is involved in promoting the rail mode to ensure the low carbon print distribution of goods within its hinterland in France and Europe.
Port-La Nouvelle thus intends to amplify its role within the Mediterranean Rim while being a regional hub of the energy transition and taking up the challenge of the decarbonization.