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Ports Energy and Carbon Savings (PECS) is an Interreg 2 Seas project under the programme priority “Low carbon technologies”.  

PECS aims to develop, test and implement different tools and technologies in order to reduce the carbon footprint of the small- and medium-sized entrepreneurial (SME) ports and marinas, and to make their functioning more energy-efficient in a cost-effective way. The cooperation between port authorities, the industry and local stakeholders might be one of the ways to reach these targets.   

Moreover, innovation will be stimulated in close cooperation between the knowledge institutions, the industry and the concerned ports, in order to select and implement low carbon technologies, which are more adapted to the needs of SME ports and marinas.   

Lead by the Port of Oostende, knowledge institutions, port authorities, industry and public authorities are working together within the framework of the cross-border Interreg 2 Seas program in order to test and implement different technologies and methods in the field of renewable energy production, energy recuperation and energy storage on land and in the water. 

PECS is run by a consortium of 10 partners from four European countries: Port of Oostende (BE), City of Hellevoetsluis (NL), Port of Portsmouth (UK), Omgevingsdienst Ijmond (NL), IndaChlor (FR), Blue Power Synergy (BE), CEREMA (FR), Solent University, Southampton (UK), Hogeschool Zeeland (NL), University of Ghent (BE). 

The project is cofinanced by the European Fund for Regional Development (ERFD) under grant agreement No 2S03-009. Also the Dutch Province of North-Holland is offering financial support. It runs from 12/07/2017 till 31/08/2020. 

Find out more about Solent's role as a PECS Project partner 

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