LIVING PORTS Project Advancing at Port of Vigo in Spain
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LIVING PORTS Project Advancing at Port of Vigo in Spain

A consortium has won the European Commission Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation funding programme with a large scale deployment at the Port of

A consortium has won the European Commission Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation funding programme with a large scale deployment at the Port of Vigo at Galicia, in Spain. The consortium is built of the project coordinator ECOncrete Tech Ltd, an Israeli SME provider for ecological CMI Solutions, one of Europe’s greenest ports the Port of Vigo, Spanish shipbuilding and ship repair company CARDAMA SHIPYARD and Technical University of Denmark’s Civil Engineering and Aquatic Resources Institutes. The LIVING PORTS project is designed to catalyse a fundamental change in the Coastal and Marine Infrastructure industry’s operations by shifting away from obsolete grey construction and towards nature-inclusive infrastructure with structural, environmental and socio-economic co-benefits.

LIVING PORTS will include two large-scale demonstration sites

  1. 310 square meter ECOncrete sea wall and an underwater monitoring and community outreach deck developed by Cardama Shipyard. The floating deck will be supported by five ECOncrete bio-enhancing moorings

  2. 100 ECOncrete Tide Pool Armor units and ECO Armor Block units will provide coastal stabilisation as well as habitat creation and ecological uplift. During the three-year project (2021-2024), biological and structural monitoring will be led by DTU. An Italian expert team will conduct first of a kind noise pollution reduction monitoring, associated with enhanced marine growth on ECOncrete’s units.

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