Timor Port awarded EDGE 'Level 2 : Advanced' certification for Tibar Bay
29 June 2022
Timor Port has obtained EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) ‘Level 2: Advanced’ certification for the Tibar Bay deep-water port concession. This certification, a part of Bolloré Ports’ Green Terminal label, covers all its buildings as well as some of its technical installations. It verifies the savings in energy (direct and embodied in materials) and water that will be achieved. In total, Timor Port will achieve more than 40 % savings in energy relating to the construction of infrastructure.
From the outset, the Tibar Bay deep-water port construction project was designed to take into account environmental issues. The design elements chosen for its construction will allow energy savings of between 41 % and 70 %, water savings of between 29 % and 42 %, and savings in embodied energy in materials of between 38 % and 70 %.
Obtaining this certification reflects Bolloré Ports’ commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of its activities in line with its Green Terminal label. Launched in June 2021, this process - audited by Bureau Veritas - covers all environmental concerns based on 8 pillars. Other initiatives undertaken by Timor Port prior to construction included measures to preserve biodiversity and protect the surrounding marine wildlife.
Managing Director of Timor Port.
We are delighted to have obtained this EDGE certification that demonstrates our commitment to the environment. In particular, we are committed to a global strategy of decarbonisation of our operations by focusing our investments on the acquisition of electric port equipment and by continuing our actions to preserve the biodiversity naturally present in Tibar Bay.
About Timor Port
The Bolloré Group was chosen in 2016 to build and operate the future deep sea port of Dili. It selected China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to construct the port of Tibar to the west of Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste. The Group won the 30-year concession in June 2016 as part of a public-private partnership, the first in Timor-Leste. This port platform, which meets international standards, will be equipped with the most modern container handling and general cargo equipment, which will enable container ships of more than 7,000 TEUs to be operated.
About Bolloré Ports
Bolloré Ports is a global player in port activity and operates 21 concessions worldwide, including 16 in Africa. As the leading operator of port infrastructures in Africa, Bolloré Ports continues to develop and invest in Africa, and also in Asia, the Middle East and Central America. Its know-how is based on three main areas of expertise: management of port concessions, port handling and maritime consignment.
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