Port Power Project to Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Photo: Port of Hueneme

The Port of Hueneme reached a milestone in its Shoreside Power Project when the Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a key funding agreement to help vessels plug into electrical power at berth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“This is a model of strong public policy working for the betterment of our community and region. The execution of the contract ensures the success of the project and will keep commerce moving while improving our air and quality of life,” said Port Commissioner President, Jason Hodge. “We extend our gratitude to Governor Brown’s administration, Senator Pavley, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District for steadfast support and commitment to the success of our Shoreside power project.”

The Board of Harbor Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a contract amendment with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) that clears the way for the Port to build the Project in a financially viable manner. The Project will allow vessels to plug into the land side electrical grid while at dock. This means the ships can shut down their dirtier diesel powered engines while in the Port.

The contract is a culmination of good government and public-public partnership among local, state and regional partners. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s administration was instrumental in issuing a directive in 2012 to provide flexibility to equipment owners and facilitate shore power electrification projects. Senator Pavley also took a leadership role by working with the Governor’s administration, the Air Resources Board (ARB) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD )to facilitate compliance with the shore side power mandate. The ARB and SCAQMD, working with the Port, stepped up and got the job done.

“Upgrading the Port with clean energy will not only improve air quality, but it will strengthen a $1 billion economic engine in Ventura County.” Senator Pavley said.

“The California State Transportation Agency is committed to strengthening the state’s transportation and increasing mobility and sustainability,” said California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian P. Kelly. “This project will improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California’s transportation industry, furthering our state’s environmental goals.”

"When these large vessels turn off their diesel engines and connect to shore power, the whole region benefits, especially nearby coastal communities which can be severely impacted," said California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols "Using shore power helps clean the air and fight climate change because it cuts smog-forming chemicals, fine particle pollution and greenhouse gases."

The Port is currently installing the state-of-the-art shore power infrastructure system on Wharf 1 to provide shore power to Berths 1, 2 and 3 for vessels regulated under the CARB At Berth Regulation. The project includes the design and construction of six shore power outlets (SPOs) (two SPOs per berth) via two sets of transformers and switchgear. This configuration allows the Port to plug in two vessels at any two of the three electrified berths simultaneously.

When completed, the system will provide significant emission reduction benefits beyond that required by ARB at Berth regulation.

Under the terms of the contract the Port is eligible for quarterly partial reimbursements of project related construction costs allowing for a faster turnaround of the grant funds that the Port was awarded under the voter-approved Proposition 1B (Prop 1B). Additional funds supporting the project come from the Ventura County Air Quality Control District.

“We’re excited to get this agreement finalized with our SCAQMD partners,” said CEO and Port Director Kristin Decas. “This contract provides the critical financing formula that will allow us to complete the construction of our state-of-the-art shore power infrastructure.”

portofhueneme.org
 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Libyan Oil Exports to Resume from Closed Ports

Libyan oil exports from closed ports should resume in no more than one to two weeks after a deal was signed between the government and an armed brigade controlling the terminals,

Asia-N.Europe Box Rates Jump 58 pct

Freight rates for shipping containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe jumped 58 percent to $1,125 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ending Friday, a

CMA CGM Rolls out Bengal Bay Express

CMA CGM has introduced its new Bengal Bay Express service, operated with 11 vessels of 6,500 TEU on a weekly basis, in a continuous effort to provide its customers with the best quality service.

Environmental

Insights: Kunkel Weighs in on Propulsion Technology

LNG? Methanol as fuel? Hybrid systems? Tier 4? Reducing noise? Cutting emissions without crushing fuel economy? Marine News readers have questions and Bob Kunkel has answers.

Safety and Preparation on the Brownwater Radar

Weather Channel Forecasters are predicting a “near-average” hurricane season for 2016, but warn that an average season does not mean businesses and residents shouldn’t prepare for the worst.

Oil Spills from VLOC in Strait of Malacca

Berge Bulk Maritime confirms that an its VLOC (Very Large Ore Carrier)  “BERGE BUREYA” – (IMO/LR # 9297539) operated vessel was involved in an oil spill incident

News

Horizon Delivers Towboat Marty Cullinan for FMT

In June 2016 Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. of Bayou La Batre, Ala. delivered the M/V Marty Cullinan, a 120’ towboat with a retractable pilot house, to its home port of New Orleans, La.

First US LNG Shipment Goes to China

The first liquefied natural gas vessel from the lower 48 U.S. states is on its way to China, according to a Reuters interactive map on Friday, the latest sign that

Swiber Applies for Judicial Management Instead of Liquidation

Singapore oilfield services company Swiber Holdings Ltd said on Friday it has applied to place itself under judicial management instead of liquidation.   Swiber

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1215 sec (8 req/sec)