DUAL Ports aims to decarbonise Regional Entrepreneurial Ports

(REPs) ́ resources through a shared eco-innovation port programme
that minimises their environmental footprint.

The objective of DUAL Ports is

  • reducing the environmental footprint
    of regional entrepreneurial ports.
  • improving the sustainability of port operational
    and administration resources.
  • promoting responsible growth and supporting
    eco-innovation oriented development.

The project will ultimately enhance ports’ energy efficiency
and performance, facilitating low carbonization at reduced cost,
with added value in terms of knowledge and investment.

  • DUAL Ports is an Interreg North Sea Region project started
    in December 2015, with a duration of 3 years.
  • DUAL Ports is based on the operational pilots
    in Regional Entrepreneurial Ports (REP’s).
  • DUAL Ports will be measured in the concrete success of the pilots
    and the pilots’ tranferability to other REP’s.
  • DUAL Ports addresses the Programme objective of promoting
    resource efficiency and stimulate the adoption of new products,
    services and processes to reduce the environmental footprint of
    regions around the North Sea.


  • Port of Oostende
  • Business Vordingborg
  • Port of Vordingborg
  • Port of Skagen
  • Orkney Islands Council Marine Services
  • ITM Power
  • Fair Winds Trust
  • Port of Zwolle
  • Hamburgisches WeltWirtschaftsInstitut (HWWI)
  • Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG Branch Emden

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 Facts about DUAL Ports

    Duration: 3 years

    Budget: 5.2 mio. euro

    The participating ports
      and local authorities are
      expected to implement
      initiatives that will reduce
      carbon emission

    The Port of Oostende
      is Project Leader of
      DUAL Ports

    Business Vordingborg is
      responsible for the com-
      munication of the results
      of the project