Port Tarraco first Mediterranean marina with 6.6 kV onshore power
Port Tarraco, one of the Mediterranean`s only marinas with nine meter draft, making it ideal for deep water berthing of superyachts and megayachts, is upgrading its onshore power system to 6.6 kV. This latest standard in onshore power provides 6,600 V, which is the system used by new superyachts. This is backed up with Port Tarraco This is backed up with Port Tarraco’s existing 1250 amps at 400 volts onshore power, making Port Tarraco now one of the only Mediterranean ports able to offer commercial and merchant marine standard power systems, which are becoming more commonly used on super and mega yachts.
The availability of stable, high power systems from the shore means that yachts in the marina can operate using single cables connected to shore power rather than running on-board generators while in port. The indication is that in the near future there will be European directives requiring that yachts and merchant vessels in port use onshore power rather than generators.
Sales and Marketing Executive at Port Tarraco, says the installation of 6,600 V onshore power ensures Port Tarraco is prepared for forthcoming legal requirements and is ahead of the trend, which will see more mega and superyachts using 6.6 kV power systems.