Port Tarraco ramps up to be first Mediterranean marina with 6.6kV onshore power

Port Tarraco, one of the Mediterranean’s only marinas with nine meter draft, is upgrading its onshore power system to 6.6 kV.

This latest standard in onshore power provides 6,600 volts, which is the system used by new giga yachts. 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. Margarete Kalinowski, sales and marketing executive at Port Tarraco, said "The installation of 6.6kV 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 6.6kV power systems".

Located at the heart of the residential area of Tarragona on the Catalonian coast of Spain, this luxury marina can accommodate up to 64 yachts between 30 and 160 meters.

For more information on the marina, please visit www.porttarraco.com.

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