Kildn will be a unique port project. A trailblazing project to establish principles for how ports in a globalised world should be planned, built and adapted to a zero-emission future. That is an ambitious goal. It is also a vital one if we want to limit the negative impacts of climate change.
It will take time to stabilise temperatures. Even if the world manages to achieve this through the measures set out in the Paris Agreement, we will need to live with the impacts of a gradually changing climate for a long time. We must widely adopt and develop renewable energy resources in order to achieve the necessary transition from fossil fuels to zero emission sources, with low-emission technologies as an intermediate solution.
Electricity from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power already constitutes a rapidly growing share of the world’s energy mix. That is driving Norway to explore future scenarios and projects based on renewable energy sources. Kildn shall be developed as a home port for cruise ships, fjord tourism and a fast ferry network. The port’s energy architecture is based on renewable energy sources in order to achieve our zero-emission vision. As the location for the first port project that relies primarily on renewable energy, Askøy Municipality will lead the transition that must take place at ports all over the world.