Hamburg constructs additional terminal and will be OPS ready from 2025
The timetable for construction and implementation of the planned shore power stations at the Cruise Center HafenCity and the Cruise Center Steinwerder are determined by Hamburg´s Clean Air Plan, which will enter into force in 2025 and defines a limit value for nitrogen oxide emissions from shipping (the aim is to save a total of 1,160 tons in the port by 2025).
In the Port of Hamburg, the construction of an additional cruise terminal is currently underway to expand the ports cruise infrastructure. Having two berths - 345m and 230m long - and able to accommodate ships with a maximum draught of 10.3 metres, the HafenCity Cruise Terminal will open in 2024. The terminal´s infrastructure will enable the parallel check-in of multiple ships at berth.
It is being built in Hamburg-Uberseequartier, a site of 419,000m2 in total, that will integrate retail, hotels, gastronomy units, entertainment concepts, offices and apartments. These are being developed by the real estate and investment company Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW). Cruiseships calling here will berth directly in the heart of the city near the Elbphilharmonie and right next to the historic Speicherstadt, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The shore power infrastructure is scheduled to be completed by 2024 and the total construction costs amount to a total of about €22.6 million.
On November 16 this year, the European Commission approved - in line with EU policy objectives, including the Green Deal objectives for the environment - €20 million in aid for the construction of a shore-side electricity infrastructure at the HafenCity cruise terminal in the Port of Hamburg.
The infrastructure for supplying shore power to cruise ships at the Cruise Center Steinwerder is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2022. Total construction costs will be about €15.8 million. At present, the port states that it can be assumed that the federal government will co-finance at least 50 percent of the total costs of the construction measures.