Cavotec supplies shore power interfaces in China

Cavortec AMPMobile in use at Taiziwan cruise terminal in Shenzhen Cavortec AMPMobile in use at Taiziwan cruise terminal in Shenzhen

Cavotec engineers recently commissioned a self-propelled, battery-powered shore power solution – Cavortec AMPMobile – at the Taiziwan cruise terminal at the Port of Shenzhen, southern China.

The unit’s batteries are charged while it connects vessels to the grid. This means that no additional vehicles are required to move it around the berth, further reducing environmental impact.

Two other cruise terminals, Wusongkou in Shanghai and Qingdao in Shangdong, will soon be equipped with similar systems, setting the standard for shore power interfaces for cruise terminals in China.

Shore power pioneers at Port of Los Angeles

Cavotec pioneered shore power in the 1980s, and AMPMobile first entered service at the Port of Los Angeles in 2011, with six further units in service in Californian, Chinese, and European ports. AMPMobile is now also used to power cruise vessels in Canada.

As a supplier of innovative shore power cable management systems to ferry, cruise, and container handling applications, it also develops solutions that connect and charge electric and hybrid vessels.

Several such systems have entered service in Europe in recent years, and the first came on line in Asia at the end of 2017, where a Cavotec AMPShore Reel connects Asia’s first e-ferry – the Cijian Island passenger ferry – to electrical power.

 

Posted 06 July 2018

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Mary Bond

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