AMP systems will be constructed at the Yang Ming terminal, Berths 121-126
The Port of Los Angeles has announced $31.3 million of improvements to the shoreside power infrastructure at its Yang Ming and Yusen container terminals, which is says should be completed by December 2013.
The project will see the port's cold ironing alternative marine power (AMP) systems being constructed at Berths 121-126 (Yang Ming), and the existing single AMP facility at Berths 212-216 (Yusen) upgraded to a three-berth AMP system.
Port of Los Angeles said the installations of the AMP systems are expected to result in significant emissions reduction throughout the Port of Los Angeles.
The $31,290,000 contract was awarded on August 16, 2012 to Cupertino Electric, with $10 million state funded under the Proposition 1B, Goods Movement Emission Program via the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the Harbor Department funding the remaining $21.29 million.
Upon completion, operation and maintenance of the berths was estimated at $40,000 per year.
The project was also said to support 237 direct and 200 secondary jobs.