ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY
Foyle Port is dedicated to reducing our environmental impact whilst helping to bring about greater sustainability and energy efficient practices to the ship-to-shore marine industry through delivering investment, partnerhip with customers to develop modern projects or providing professional expertise.
Foyle Port is focussed on working as a Partner with customers to see projects developed from conception to completion. An example of this has been the Evermore Project in 2014/15 which has seen the delivery of a biomass power station on port lands representing £80million of inward investment to the region. The Port development sites have the advantage of the proximity to Coolkeeragh power station and the existing electricity infrastructure. The Port Executives worked with the Evermore Group to agree a flexible solution to meet their project needs. The construction of the biomass power station at Lisahally has cemented the Port’s status as a North West Energy Hub facilitating renewable forms of energy.
In 2016 Foyle Port attained membership to the EcoPorts network after an evaluation and appraisal of our current Environmental Management Programme. EcoPorts is a European wide network of professionals and port organisations committed to environmental management throughout the marine sector. EcoPorts was established in 1994 as part of an initiative by the European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) to encourage best practice amongst its member ports and to set targets towards continuous improvement through voluntary self-regulation regarding port development and environmental protection.
The review concluded that Foyle Port is an...
...exemplar port in several key areas because it demonstrates good practice and a policy of 'compliance-plus' in terms of its environmental protection and objectives of sustainable development. The Port's Environmental Management Programme with its standards, organization and activity profile not only serves the Port Authority itself but also illustrates a model worth copying throughout the sector.