Study backs 'cold ironing' for cruise ships
Shoreside power is the 'most cost effective way' of reducing emissions, according to Canadian case study.
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Julius Rim - IMET
19th May 2012
Alternative to the cold-ironing or shore-power is to generate
own electricity from the dock-side mounted gen-set engine that is retrofitted with IMET's "DPF-Hydrated EGR" system, an Award Winning technology for marine engines from the Port of Los Angeles.
www.autogreenpower.com
Vahik Haddadian - Port of Los Angeles
29th May 2012
The Port of Los Angeles DOES NOT have dock side mounted gen-set enginer and the system quoted is not POLA marine engine. This technology was a private company which has since gone bankrupt and to best of my knowledge there was no awards awarded to this technology. As a matter of fact, POLA's investigations found that this particular method was not best suitable for ship to shore power systems.
Vahik Haddadian, P.E.
Sr. Elec. Engineer, POLA
Anthony Liberatore
3rd June 2012
Cold Ironing is a great concept, but has a long way yet to come before it becomes a legitimate goal in a vessel owners business plan.

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