The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has installed a trap to reduce the impact of carbon and dust particle emissions in the facilities at the port of Alcudia, by means of the company Transportes Marítimos de Alcudia, responsible for unloading this solid fuel at the port in Mallorca. The works carried out entailed an investment of €294,115.83 incl. VAT and provided work for around ten people over five months.
The project consisted of installing a 3-metre-high vinyl canvas along the 160 metres of the upper side of the seawall, placed on a mesh support that is also made of vinyl and which acts as a windbreak, along with a system of water sprayers and water fog applicators. This therefore reduces the suspended carbon in dust and helps improve the air quality.
The APB saw this opportunity to improve the coal unloading service from the diagnosis it made when implementing the environmental management system at the ports of general interest on the Balearic Islands, and approached the concession company that recently carried it out.
This initiative comes as a result of one of the APB's lines of strategy that refers to the implementation of an Environmental Management System that includes the protection of the marine environment and the environment in the port surroundings and promotes continuous improvement and proper environmental performance at all port facilities.