Works To Improve Grand Harbour Air Quality Begin 🛠️


Cruiseliner quays in Floriana, Senglea and Marsa are about to get a nifty electric upgrade, and it’s all in the name of Mother Nature. Better yet, once the works are complete we’ll form part of a very select group to have these kinds of facilities, together with Hamburg in Germany and Kristiansand in Norway.

So, what’s the big deal?

The cruise liner industry, despite its financial attractiveness, brings with it plenty of pollution issues. However, this project will cut some 90% of air pollution produced by these behemoths and certain cargo ships. Considering the importance of both vessels to our country, it’s fantastic news that we can improve air quality without losing anything financially overall.

It’s set to be a 22-kilometre network of 33-kilovolt cables, distributing electricity a primary substation in Marsa to the Grand Harbour’s cruise liner quays in Floriana, Marsa and Senglea. Preliminary studies suggest that within 20 years we’ll be saving almost €380 million otherwise used in tackling air pollution-related issues.

And in a positive turn for locals and residents, this system will reduce cruise liner noise and engine vibrations in the Grand Harbour area. So, everyone’s a winner.