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Friday, January 19, 2018

Shore Power News

It’s Electric: Charging Asia’s First E-ferry

(Photo: Cavotec)

Innovative charging technologies connect Asia’s first e-ferry to electrical power, eliminating emissions and dramatically reducing operating costs. The retrofitted passenger ferry, which operates between the island of Cijian and the port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan and that entered service last year, is fully electrically powered. This follows the introduction of a hybrid ferry earlier in 2017. The charging solution was supplied by Swiss based engineering firm Cavotec, who said the technology ensures safe, fast and efficient connection of the ferry to electrical power at the Kaohsiung berth.

Vancouver to Install Shore Power for Containerships

Photo: Port Metro Vancouver

Funding for the installation of shore power facilities for container vessels at two Port Metro Vancouver container terminals has been announced by Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Canada’s Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East, on behalf of Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and Port Metro Vancouver President and Chief Executive Officer Robin Silvester. Also present for the announcement were partners BC Hydro, Global Container Terminals – operators of Deltaport terminals – and DP World Vancouver, operators of Vancouver’s Centerm.

At-Berth Regulation Advisory Forms Available

Forms for the At-Berth Regulation Advisory have been posted to the Shore Power website. As specified in the December 2013 Regulatory Advisory, fleets need to notify ARB of their intention to qualify for temporary relief under each scenario they intend to use. Fleets also need to provide evidence that they have made a good faith effort to comply with the At-Berth Regulation. To do this, fleets must complete the "December 2013 Regulatory Advisory Notification" form and return it by March 21, 2014. In addition, fleets are required to provide verification of their claims. An information webinar will take place on March 6, 2014 to discuss the forms.

Canada Funds Green Port Project in Prince Rupert

The Honourable Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today announced that the Government of Canada will invest $2.5m in the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s (PRPA’s) Fairview Terminal project to provide shore power capacity to container ships through an electric cable management system. Prince Rupert will be the first Canadian port to offer shore power for container ships. “This project will promote greener freight transportation alternatives for Canadians and significantly improve local air quality,” said Minister Day. The project is expected to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions by up to 4…

Shore Power for Cruise Ships, Canada

Port Metro Vancouver unveiled its new shore power facility at the Canada Place cruise ship terminal. The port is the first in Canada to install shore power for cruise ships, and only the third in the world to do so. The shore power installation at the home port of the Vancouver-Alaska cruise — one of the world's most popular cruises — is the result of a $9m cooperative initiative between the Government of Canada, the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, BC Hydro and Port Metro Vancouver. Representatives from each of the participating organizations gathered at Canada Place today to formally launch the project.

KL Sandefjord Receives DNV GL's 'Shore Power' Notation

Photo: K Line

The offshore vessel KL Sandefjord owned by K Line Offshore AS, a 100 percent subsidiary of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd (“K” Line), is the first offshore vessel with the DNV GL class notation “Shore power”. The “Shore power” notation, verifies the design and installation of a vessel’s on-board electrical shore connection. When in port, the vessel can shut down its engines and rely on a shore based electrical supply for its needs at berth – so called “cold ironing”. Espen Sørensen…

Furrion 50-Amp Cordsets With Voltage & Fault Indicators Introduced

50-amp cordsets from shore power products

New 50-amp cordsets from shore power products manufacturer Furrion feature dual LEDs that alert users when power is present – and also when there is a problem with the shore power supply. A blue LED on the cordset lights when safe shore power is present, while a red LED illuminates if there is a fault with the dock wiring (reverse polarity), which could potentially cause electric shock or fatal injury to those on board. Tested to exacting UL standards, the plug ends of the new Furrion cordsets have side grips for easy, user-friendly connection. Universal fit with all other power brands.

Furrion Introduces Automatic Transfer Switch

The new Automatic Transfer Switch from shore power products manufacturer Furrion is designed to provide automatic switching between shore power and a boat generator or inverter. Safe and reliable operation when switching between power sources. A mechanical interlocking system also prevents two power sources being connected together - which can cause a short circuit, overvoltage, generator or inverter failure, electrocution hazard and the risk of boat fires.

Furrion 50-Amp Cordsets: Safer Operations

Furrion's 50-amp cordset.

50-amp cordsets from shore power products manufacturer Furrion feature dual LEDs that alert users when power is present – and also when there is a problem with the shore power supply. A blue LED on the cordset lights when safe shore power is present, while a red LED illuminates if there is a fault with the dock wiring (reverse polarity), which could potentially cause electric shock or fatal injury to those on board. Tested to exacting UL standards, the plug ends of the Furrion cordsets have side grips for easy, user-friendly connection. Universal fit with all other power brands.

Port of San Diego to Extend AMP Project

Dole Ship at Terminal: Photo credit Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego to improve the air quality around its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal by providing Alternative Maritime Power (AMP). The Board of Port Commissioners approved a non-appealable coastal development permit to bring shore power to the marine terminal, located on San Diego's waterfront. Reducing emissions using shore power benefits local air quality, with the community of Barrio Logan being the closest impacted neighborhood. The project is a part of the Port's Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Curry VP of Furrion

Furrion has promoted Mark Curry to Vice President. He joined the shore power products manufacturer as Sales Manager for North America in 2008 after 14 years in key sales & marketing positions with the Guest Company (part of the Marinco Recreational Group). Furrion’s products, including cordsets, cables, adapters, plugs and inlets, feature the company’s built-in Smart technology, Loadsmart power consumption, and Powersmart voltage indicators and Signal smart anti-interference filters.

New Portable Cable Ramp from Furrion

Shore power products manufacturer, Furrion, has introduced a unique, portable ramp designed to protect expensive shore power and data cables. The strong but lightweight adjustable-width ramp assembles in seconds, features a quick connect system for joining multiple ramps, reflecting surface symbols for night visibility and rubber feet for added traction and stability. Storage bag is included. (www.furrion.com)

Fassmer Orders Three WhisperPower Systems

New WhisperPower systems have been ordered by the Fassmer yard in Northern Germany for there rescue vessels for the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger, DGzRS. The order concerns a contract for three keel-cooled M-SQ27 1500 rpm diesel generators with SYMAP generator control for central monitoring and synchronizing with shore power and the main generator. When the vessel disconnects from the shore power, all electrical functions will, without interruption, continue to operate. The systems will be installed in fast navigating vessels of 28 m. whisperpower.com

Hueneme Port Expands Ship Pollution Reduction Program

Port puts final touches on Shore Power Project Photo Port of Hueneme

The Port of Hueneme launched the second phase of its Grid-Connected Shore Power System, celebrating another next step forward in reducing air emissions and minimizing environmental impact. Among the community leaders attending the ribbon cutting were Congresswoman Julia Brownley, County Supervisor Kathy Long, Ms. Sabiha Khan with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office, Port Hueneme Mayor Douglas Breeze, and VCTC chairman Keith Millhouse. By connecting to the Port’s Grid-Based Shore Power System…

AMP Port of LA: Cavotec Wins Contract

Cavotec wins Alternative Maritime Power (SMP) shore power equipment orders at Port of Los Angeles (POLA). Cavotec AMP systems enable vessels to switch off their engines while docked and to connect to shore side electricity. Services such as power supply for reefer containers, lighting, heating, food preparation and cargo handling are then run directly from the port. Cavotec will supply a large number of "Easy Lift" Access Covers and Shore Power Outlet Connection boxes for four separate container terminals at the Port. These orders include equipment for POLA berths 228, 401-406, 100-102, 121-128 and 212-216. Cavotec's innovative "Easy Lift" Access Covers are safer for personnel to operate than many existing alternatives.

Long Beach Port Offers Discounts To Attract Cargo, Clean Air

Long Beach ‘Free parking’ for pollution-cutting ships, cash for new business

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has given preliminary approval to two incentives that officials expect will bring additional cargo to the Port while also encouraging the use of air pollution-reducing shore power and on-dock rail. The incentives are designed to help the Port compete with other West Coast ports that have already cut fees to grow their business. By encouraging the use of shore power or another approved system for cutting at-berth ship emissions, and by bringing more cargo via on-dock rail…

Safeguarding Maritime Power Connections

Photo: Kirk

KIRK interlocking products provide safe electrical access during cold ironing, ensuring that ship power cables are properly coupled to shore power junction boxes before energizing. Trapped key access interlocks and key exchange units ensure that users follow a predetermined sequence of operation when connecting to land based power while in port. In a typical shore power interlocking scheme, a ship’s AMP cable reel is fitted with Kirk’s type DM latch bolts on the shore power plug.

Seaspan Ferries to Install AMP at Swartz Bay Terminal

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. 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.

Port Power Project to Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

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.

Regulatory Advisory for the At-Berth Regulation

The regulatory advisory has been posted to the Shore Power website. This regulatory advisory describes steps the Air Resources Board (ARB) is taking to assist vessel fleets with the transition to the 2014 compliance requirements under the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Auxiliary Diesel Engines Operated on Ocean-Going Vessels At-Berth in a California Port (Regulation). California’s ports, terminals, and most of the vessel fleets have made substantial investments in new equipment and practices to transform their operations and meet the requirements of the Regulation. These vessel fleets need some flexibility during the transition period from January 1 June 30, 2014, to implement the new practices.

Project to Eliminate Emissions at Norway Ports

All set: a shore power dispenser unit charging the Vision of the Fjords at the Flåm berth in Norway. Photo: Cavotec

Shore power and charging infrastructure could reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 12.5 million tonnes at ports in Norway every year – this is one of the main conclusions of a report compiled by a pool of experts from ABB, DNV GL, the Port of Oslo, and Cavotec, working under the auspices of ReCharge, an initiative that seeks to pave the way for zero emission ports in the Scandinavian country. The ReCharge project has assessed where emissions in Norwegian ports are generated, where there is greatest potential for reductions…

Pallas Go for 'Cold Ironing'

Pallas Shipping has decided with its customers to connect their vessels to green power when the ships at berth for unloading or loading. They have already begun this effort and their MT Pallas is equipped with shore power connections, and is in a position to  purchase  'green' electricity. The term 'green electricity' means that Pallas Shipping scrutinizes the electricity supplier’s production. Primarily Pallas chooses to purchase their electricity where possible when it is generated by solar or wind power. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of August. The next ship in turn is the MV Pallas Ocean. The advantages of the electric shore supply are: helpful to the environment…

Fleet Emission Credit Applications Available

Application forms for fleet emission credits (FEC) as well as a status of the terminal plan submittals are now available on ARB’s Shore Power website. FEC are only applicable toward compliance with the At-Berth Regulation where fleet operators have chosen the Equivalent Emission Reduction Option—fleets that have chosen the Reduced Onboard Power Generation Option cannot apply for or use FEC. These forms are applicable to two types of emission reductions: 1) Use of either low sulfur marine gas oil or low sulfur marine distillate oil in auxiliary engines while the ship is docked at a California port prior to January 1, 2007; and 2) use of grid-based shore power at a California port prior to January 1, 2010.

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