Sustainability, accessibility, security, proximity or digitalization are some of the terms that define the new passenger terminal of the Port of Valencia, facilities that will be a benchmark for cruise activity, as well as being considered the most important project for the coming years in the sector in Spain. The facilities are planned to be operating
in 2023 and are in line with the Port Authority of Valencia’s strategic objective of sustainability and respect for the environment, a commitment assumed by the entire cruise sector.
The new passenger terminal of the Port of Valencia has been designed to ensure that 100% of the energy required is produced in the facilities themselves and is of renewable origin: photovoltaic, wind, renewable hydrogen or biofuel. The project for this infrastructure envisages that the maritime station will operate with zero polluting emissions and be committed to the circular economy, becoming a benchmark for the port of Valencia and its city and an example of sustainability for the rest of the world. Thus, the new terminal is committed to a significant reduction in noise -all berths must be equipped with a power supply network for docked ships-, and the recycling of 100% of its waste in the biomethane plant to be built, which will be responsible for recycling waste from ships and the building itself to obtain biogas.
The new terminal will guarantee the independent operation of cruise ship passengers and regular line passengers. To this end, it will have at least four berths for ferries and cruise ships, at least one of them allowing the berthing of a cruise ship of 360 meters in length and another of at least 250 meters in length. A 215-meter central pontoon: with berths on both sides for ferries and a north pier and a south pier for cruise ships. All will be prepared to accommodate ro-ro and ro-pax vessels. The new infrastructure of the Port of Valencia for international passenger traffic will have two esplanades of about 15,000 and 6,000 meters for pre-boarding from the south and west accesses respectively. The project includes an Innovation and Eco-efficiency Center and a space for cultural dynamization.