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Green port: Upgrading of the energy performance of small ports, the case of Rethymno

Mavroudis Othon

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Year 2018
Type of Item Master Thesis
Bibliographic Citation Othon Mavroudis, "Green port: Upgrading of the energy performance of small ports, the case of Rethymno", Master Thesis, School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2018
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This thesis is about an energy upgrade in ports and specifically at Rethymno’s port. The goal was to suggest solutions that could both economically and ecologically achieve the best results. However, restrictions for such actions that could affect the port’s efficiency or have an impact on the island and its residents’ quality of life should be taken into consideration.In order to achieve a more spherical approach on the matter, the most significant international practices and challenges for ports as well as how to create “green ports and ship navigation” were mentioned. Furthermore, according to measurable international data, the need for ecological solutions remains imminent and critical, with navigation and port technology actually playing a rather significant part in that.For that reason, all energy data was requested from Rethymno’s port fund and studied thoroughly in order to write down all the existing needs, thus creating a wholesome report. Next, energy saving options as well as Renewable Energy Sources (RES) installations for the port, suitable for green energy, were evaluated. This evaluation came after all suitable technologies for the port were written down and inspected. Afterwards, an analysis of all possible scenarios followed, so that the most efficient one would occur.Also, integration and energy covering of electrical vehicles station was studied. Another aspect was their estimated rapid evolution in the near future and the gradual dispensation from mineral fuels.Finally, results were drawn and commented, and salient points that need further research were mentioned.

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