EMCOR Group Inc., Norwalk, Conn, says its Dynalectric subsidiary has been awarded a contract for the installation of alternative maritime power (AMP) and crane cable for the Port of Los Angeles at Terminal Island, Calif.
Dynalectric will be responsible for the installation of the underground electrical distribution, medium voltage switchgear, and associated civil work for 15 AMP (6.6 KV) outlets at the Port. Instead of running on diesel power while at berth, AMP equipped ships “plug in” to a shore side electrical power source resulting in reduced emissions while docked. AMP technology is often referred as “cold ironing” and has been used for naval vessels, Baltic ferries, and cruise ships operating in Alaska. The Port of Los Angeles is the first port in the world to use AMP technology for in-service container ships. Details