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Cavotec shore power to be installed in Vancouver in H1 2018

26 Oct 2017 15:18 GMT

Cold ironing to be made available at Vancouver's Centerm and GCT Deltaport terminals.

Shore power system supplier Cavotec reports that it expects to install its cold ironing technology in the port of Vancouver during the first half of 2018.

Vancouver, Canada's largest port, is taking steps to develop its shore power infrastructure, and at DP World's Centerm container terminal, Cavotec has delivered three shore power pit covers and three shore power outlet (SPO) boxes, with installation slated to take place next year.

Similarly, at Global Container Terminals' (GCT) Deltaport, Canada's largest container terminal (located at Roberts Bank, Vancouver), Cavotec has sold two shore power pit covers and two SPO boxes, which are due to be commissioned in the spring of 2018.

Cavotec has been a pioneer in the provision shore power technologies, supplying the first alternative maritime power (AMP) system some 30 years ago. Since then, the group has developed systems that provide shore power to a wide variety of vessel types, including ferries, cruise and container ships, and naval vessels.

The group continues to innovate with, for example, the recent launch of movable cable management solutions, AMPTrailer and AMPCaddy-B, which are designed to connect vessels to shore power with greater flexibility.

When a vessel is berthed, even if a ship's power cables are not aligned with, or fail to extend to, shore power pits, these systems provide extension for safe, effective connection. AMPTrailer and AMPCaddy-B are set to be deployed at four U.S. ports.


In August, Bunker Index reported that Montreal completed its shore power project, which now enables ships berthing at the new cruise terminal to shut down their engines and be powered by electricity.

Working closely with Montreal Port Authority (MPA) and several industrial partners, Cavotec supplied a mobile shore power cable management system, AMPMobile, that has been used to connect a major cruise ship to electrical power since August. The unit is towed into position, as required, and connects ships to shore power.

AMPMobile first entered service at the Port of Los Angeles in 2011, with six further units now in service in Californian, Chinese, and European ports.

Image: The Cavotec AMPMobile unit at Montreal's cruise terminal. Image credit: Cavotec

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