Zeehaven IJmuiden N.V. wants to be a leader in sustainability. The current transformation of the Averijhaven Dock into an Energy Dock is testimony to that ambition. This location is ideal for offshore wind farm assembly, transhipment of new forms of energy and environmentally friendly decommissioning of abandoned oil and gas platforms. The plans comprise the development of 580 metres of new quay for sea-going vessels, 150 metres of quay for inland navigation and 15 hectares of land for industrial use. These facilities at the future Energy Dock will enable our region to harness its huge potential for offshore wind power and make a vital contribution to the ongoing energy transition from fossil-based to renewable energy. This ambitious project is being carried out in partnership with the municipal authority of Velsen, the provincial authorities of Noord-Holland, Rijkswaterstaat, Havenbedrijf Amsterdam N.V. and Tata Steel Nederland B.V.
In 2018, 1,300 solar panels were installed to provide clean energy for the fish auction activities.
In 2015, a sustainable shore-based power facility was constructed at Kotterkade. Ships (particularly stern trawlers) moored by the quay can switch off their generators and auxiliary engines and use this on-shore power.