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The Living Ports Project 

A game changer in Coastal and Marine Infrastructure. 
Shifting away from “grey” construction towards a nature-inclusive solution with structural, environmental, and socio-economic benefits.

SERVICES

The Project 

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Ecological Footprint

Living Ports pioneers port sustainability with a technology that enables concrete infrastructure which stores carbon and regenerates ecosystems.

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Innovative Technology

Living Ports showcases and de-risks large-scale, flexible, and cost-effective technology that also meets environmental goals.

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Community outreach

The Nautilus observatory provides visitors with the unique experience of witnessing first-hand the development of biodiversity on the ECOncrete seawalls.

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The Living Ports project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement GA970972

ABOUT
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The Challenge

With growing climate change risks, forward-thinking ports are not only adapting their infrastructure, but also taking actions to mitigate climate change.

 

Currently, 70% of coastal infrastructure is built with traditional concrete, which is toxic to many marine organisms and requires expensive maintenance - annually, there is an estimated €2.2 trillion cost of corrosion worldwide.

 

With the previous lack of de-risked, environmentally sensitive, industry standard solutions, a technically feasible solution to this problem remained out of reach. LIVING PORTS will change the standard of port construction by replacing traditional concrete while performing structurally. 

36

Months Duration

€3.1M

EU Grant Amount

310m²

Seawall Panels

100

Armor Units

4

Consortium Partners

Partners

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CONTACT

Contact

Inquiries

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ECOncrete:

Àlvar Trabazos Claveria 

alvar@econcretetech.com

Vigo Port:

Francisco Barreiro 
carrerasazules@apvigo.es

DTU:

Wolfgang Kunther

wolku@byg.dtu.dk

Cardama Shipyard:

M.Borja Cardama 
projects@cardamashipyard.com

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