Technical site visit to the Port of Antwerp
On September 22nd, after the main event’s agenda, join us on an exciting guided tour that will take you around several Port of Antwerp sites, where you will discover multiple innovations and initiatives that help make the port greener.
From steam network to methanol production and the first multimodal hydrogen refueling station, the Port of Antwerp has prepared a packed agenda exclusively for the Go Net Zero Energy summit delegates with the cocktail reception!
ABOUT THE PORT OF ANTWERP
As the second-largest port in Europe, the Port of Antwerp is a truly global actor and an undisputed partner. To become climate neutral by 2050, the Port of Antwerp is pushing back the boundaries with innovations that will make the port greener.
Hydrotug: the first hydrogen-powered tug in the world
This ‘Hydrotug’ is one of a kind, powered by combustion engines running on hydrogen in combination with diesel. The construction is the result of a collaboration with Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB), a pioneer in the use of hydrogen in shipping. Here, Port of Antwerp has taken an important step in the transition towards a sustainable and CO2-neutral port.
Sustainable methanol production in the port of Antwerp
ENGIE, Fluxys, Indaver, INOVYN, Oiltanking, Port of Antwerp and the PMV – investment company of the Flemish Government - have established a consortium for the sustainable production of methanol, an essential raw material used by industry in the Port. Construction of a demonstration plant at the INOVYN site in Antwerp is scheduled to start by 2022, with the aim of producing 8000 tonnes of sustainable methanol annually, thus avoiding at least an equivalent volume of CO2 emissions.
Award winning heat sustainable heat distribution network
The aim of the project is to build a heat distribution network to replace the natural gas-fired energy supplies for several large chemical companies. The heat in the form of steam will be produced by the waste-to-energy facilities operated by the INDAVER waste processing company and its joint venture SLECO, while the steam distribution network will be built by Infrax.
Wind farm at the Port of Antwerp
Port of Antwerp houses the largest wind farm on the Belgian mainland. There are 80 wind turbines in total in the port area This wind farm has a capacity of over 200 megawatts , enough to supply electricity to 140.000 households.
The first multimodal hydrogen refuelling station
The cleantech division of Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has opened the world’s first multimodal hydrogen refuelling station in 2021. The development will also enable Hydroville, the world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger ship, will be able to refuel at the station instead of using a tube trailer.
Energy neutral lock powered by a hydro-turbine
The Port of Antwerp (PoA) is committed to innovation as a key enabler for creating new business value and a future-proof port. The Hydropower project is a good example on how PoA adopts its mission in reality. The project consisted of testing a prototype model of a 3 bladed vertical axe waterturbine mounted in existing infrastructure of the lock at the left bank of the port.
PORT OF ANTWERP SITE VISIT - ITINERARY
11:30 - Pick up at Le Plaza hotel – Brussels
We depart from Le Plaza hotel, Brussels at 11:30 AM by a bus and arrive in the Antwerp Port House at 12:30.
12:30 - Arrival at the Port House
Presentation and Light Lunch in Foyer of the Port House.
13:30 - Guided tour
Port tour by coach with site visits to CMB (Compagnie Maritime Belge), the first multimodal hydrogen refuelling station in the world and ADPO (Antwerp Distributions and Products Operations) where Europe’s first concentrated solar thermal plant was installed.
The port tour will take you from right to left bank, along the way you will learn about multiple innovations and initiatives helping to make the port greener.
17:30 - Arrival at Le Plaza hotel – Brussels
After the tour, we return to Brussels with the expected arrival time of 17:30.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE TOUR?
This tour is organized in partnership with the Port of Antwerp exclusively for the attendees of the Go Net Zero Energy Business Summit
Only 50 slots are available for this tour and we will fill them in on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to secure your slot please register for the Go Net Zero Energy Business Summit and select the delegate package with the Technical Site Visit included.