Representatives from PBX Engineering attended a press engagement at Port Metro Vancouver’s offices for the announcement of funding for the installation of shore power facilities for container vessels at two Port Metro Vancouver container terminals. The announcement was made by The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and Port Metro Vancouver President and Port Metro Vancouver CEO Robin Silvester.
Staff at PBX Engineering have been working for almost a year on the shore power designs for DP World Vancouver. The shore power program will allow for a reduction of both emissions and noise from container ships. Once installed, vessels will be able to draw power directly from the BC Hydro electrical grid, thereby allowing the ships to turn off their diesel engines while docked. This project is a great example of PBX Engineering’s designs contributing to the regional economy and environmental well being. Projects such as these have quantifiable benefits associated with them, in addition to being interesting and challenging design exercises.
Additional information regarding the program and the associated funding can found on Port Metro Vancouver’s website: