Wind Energy Supply

Planning permission was granted in 2015 for two Norvento nED100 wind turbines and they were erected in 2016. The two turbines are located on the seaward side of the Outer Lay-by Terminal off Basin Road South.

In an average year, the turbines produce an annual average of 555,000 kWh of electricity, matching the energy demand of the Port’s pump house that they are connected to. Wind energy forms part of the Port’s wider energy strategy, of which solar power is already playing an important role.

We are investigating the feasibility of installing further wind turbines along our shore line next to Basin Rd South. This will give a potential opportunity for some of our tenants to benefit from a low-cost renewable energy source.