Port of Long Beach | P2S

Port of Long Beach

Piers C, F & J Shore to Ship Power Retrofits

  • Location

    Long Beach, CA
  • Project Dates

    Pier C: Completed December 2010; Pier F: Completed November 2014; Pier J: Completed December 2014
  • Construction Cost

    Pier C: $7.5 million; Pier F: $2.8 million; Pier J: $3.7 million
  • Market

    Ports & Harbors
  • Shore-to-ship power promises cleaner air and a brighter future.

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  • Project Overview

    By the year 2020, the State of California will require 80% of fleet calls at ports to use shore power instead of burning diesel engines while at berth. P2S co-founder, Kevin Peterson, developed the international standards for shore-to-ship power, which cuts air pollution from ships at berth by 95%. The Port requested electrical engineering services for the $7.5 million retrofit of Pier C, the $2.8 million retrofit of Pier F, and $3.7 million retrofit of Port J to set the necessary infrastructure for shore power.

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  • Solution

    The projects included 12kV service modification and the design of shore power substations and outlet boxes. Our team also installed a new conduit to serve the shore power outlet boxes underneath the wharf. We gave special consideration to laying out work and substations to minimize disruption to ongoing terminal functions. Shore-to-ship power projects are critical to the long-term health and well-being of port-area residents throughout the world. Providing shore power to a container ship for one day can provide an air quality improvement equivalent to removing 33,000 cars from the road.

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