Vancouver port terminal installs shore power system

Vancouver port terminal installs shore power system
Centerm Container Terminal. Image courtesy of the Port of Vancouver

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has installed a Schneider electric EcoStructure Platform to provide shore power for ships docked at the Centerm Container Terminal, operated DP World Vancouver.

The system is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships while at berth. The platform allows ships to turn off their diesel engines and run on electrical power, cutting noise and air emissions.

Ships taking advantage of shore power at the port can qualify for the port’s EcoAction program, which provides discounts on harbour fees.

The standards-compliant system was designed by Schneider with Vancouver-based PBX Engineering.

DP World now operates the system, using electricity from BC Hydro.

The project also received funding from Transport Canada.