Seaspan Ferries to Install AMP at Swartz Bay Terminal

Press Release
Thursday, March 07, 2013

Seaspan Ferries Corporation's installation of shore electrical power (also known as AMP) to receive Government of Canada funding.

Shore power is a highly effective way to reduce marine diesel air emissions by enabling ships to shut down their engines and connect to the local electrical grid in order to power their on-board systems while docked.

"Our government is proud to invest in shore power at the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal," said the Honourable James Moore, Minister Responsible for British Columbia. "This initiative will help protect the environment and improve our air quality around the Saanich Peninsula, and it will reduce operating costs for the ferries."

Once installed, shore power will decrease fuel consumption at the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal by approximately 70,000 litres annually, representing a net savings of about $45,000 and an approximate 210,000 kg reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

"Seaspan Ferries is pleased to participate in the Shore Power Technology for Ports Program at our Swartz Bay Terminal," said Steve Roth, Vice President. "Vessels will reduce fuel consumption while in port, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and noise pollution. We thank the Government of Canada for their support in this project."

Seaspan Ferries will receive up to $89,650 from the Government of Canada towards the total project cost of $179,300.
 

 

 

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