- Green Omni Terminal
Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals and the Port of Los Angeles began to eliminate pollution from port-related operations to help improve the health, quality of life and economy of the local harbor area community. Pasha and the Port of Los Angeles are collaborating to develop new demonstration technologies as scalable solutions for other marine terminals worldwide.
We partnered with Pasha to provide design, build and management services, which will eventually serve as a model to upgrade the other 26 terminals at the port. Executing as a design-build project allows for no interruption to ongoing terminal operations while the complex upgrades are made. Our team also oversaw construction coordination, collaborated with multiple permitting agencies and provided engineering opportunities for future expansion at the port.
Funded in part by a grant from the California Air Resources Board, which is a result of our written grant application and expedited design approval process to meet the demonstration deadline required by the grant, the project will feature a clean energy microgrid that allows terminal operations to continue in the event of a widespread power outage. Another key feature of the project will be the installation of the ShoreCat Marine Exhaust Treatment System, which has the ability to capture more than 90 percent of emissions, including carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, from stacks of berthed ships at the terminal. Berthed ships are the largest sources of greenhouse gases and priority pollutants at marine ports worldwide.
All the improvements at the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project are expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 3,230 tons per year, diesel particulate matter by 0.6 tons per year, nitrogen oxides by 26 tons per year and reactive organic gases by 1.4 tons per year. These improvements will be the equivalent of removing 14,100 vehicles from the roadways in Southern California. At full build out, this will be the first marine terminal able to generate all of its energy needs from renewable sources.
- Design-build project delivery
- Project management
- Grant application
As the premier gateway for international commerce, the Port of Los Angeles consists of more than 7,500 acres of land and water stretching along 40 miles of waterfront. This busy seaport terminal features both passenger and cargo terminals, including automobile, breakbulk, container, dry and liquid bulk, and warehouse facilities. North America’s leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles has a strong commitment to developing sustainable operations that benefit Southern California’s quality of life, including the elimination of pollution from seaport operations.
Together with Pasha and the California Air Resources Board, the Port of Los Angeles launched the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project, designed to showcase how sustainable, clean energy solutions can revolutionize marine terminal operations. The project is a proving ground for how zero and near-zero emissions technologies can dramatically reduce pollutants and improve energy resiliency at marine terminals and industrial facilities all around the world.