The launch of a containerized shore-to-ship power system called QuayPower has been announced by MJR Power & Automation. The system will enable ships to shut down auxiliary diesel engines when docked in ports and instead plug-in to a quayside electrical grid to power onboard systems, reducing emissions and improving local air quality.
QuayPower has been engineered to meet environmental challenges faced by port and vessel operators, and MJR claims that it will provide users with a cost-effective, modular and scalable containerized power conversion solution that is easily integrated with existing port power infrastructure.
Due to its modular design, the system can be used to charge a wide array of vessels including workboats, ferries, offshore support vessels and container ships. QuayPower’s standardized container system design is said to be the first of its type on the market to provide benefits for port operators and shipowners from single and multiple berth operations.
“We have worked incredibly hard to launch this product to the market which addresses the many challenges faced by both ports and vessel owners to provide safe, efficient and reliable transfer of clean electrical power for vessel operations at port,” commented Paul Cairns, managing director, MJR Power & Automation.
“QuayPower has been uniquely designed to integrate with the port networks for both current and future vessel requirements, and by unlocking additional services to combine local power generation, energy recovery and storage,” continued Cairns.
“This opens up grid support services with increased efficiencies and revenue opportunities that truly delivers emission-free electrical power from source to sea.”
Standard versions of QuayPower are available in four frame sizes from 250kW to 1MW and are housed in a standard 20ft ISO shipping container. Customers have the option to choose from either low- or medium-voltage input and output supplies, scaled for multi-megawatt system requirements.