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. In December 2018
    DUAL Ports was extended until 2021 with an increase in partners,
    pilots and budget.
  • 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
  • Port of Hvide Sande
  • Hvide Sande Fjernvarme A.m.b.A
  • Laminaria BVBA
  • Uppsala University
  • Celtic Cruises Ltd
  • Seabased Industry AB
  • Greenpipe

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 Facts about DUAL Ports

 Duration: 2016-2021

 Budget: 8.6 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