Cochran & Eaton Announce New Marine Shore Power Partnership
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced it is collaborating with Cochran Marine to reduce cruise ship emissions and provide cleaner air quality in ports around the world. With this agreement, Eaton is the exclusive manufacturer of Cochran's automated shore power system for cruise ship vessels. Working together, Eaton and Cochran are converting Cochran's 60 Hertz (Hz) solution to support the global 50Hz market, which will allow this team to install turn-key marine shore power at cruise ship terminals around the world. Eaton is providing manufacturing, engineering services and overseas turnkey project management capabilities.
"Eaton's global reach and capability will help extend the reach of Cochran's innovative technology," said Kevin McLean, senior vice president global marketing, Eaton's Electrical Sector. "To address the increasing concern over air quality in ports, Eaton provides a spectrum of solutions designed to reduce energy consumption and leave a smaller footprint on the environment. Providing Marine Shore Power is a significant addition to Eaton's portfolio of electric transportation solutions."
Cochran's Marine Shore Power system resides on the ship dock and allows equipped vessels to connect to electrical power through a closed transition process while in port. Without powering down or turning off the lights, ship operators are able to turn off their engines and reduce carbon emissions up to 87 tons at each port stop.
"This agreement underscores Eaton's commitment to sustainable and environmentally-friendly transportation," said Michael Watts, division manager, Cochran Marine. "Marine shore power is a critical step toward clean energy for docked ships and furthers efforts to reduce emissions and improve air quality."
The Cochran Marine Shore Power system reduces cruise ship emissions with minimal inconvenience and can improve air quality at seaports globally. Once connected, the ship can run entirely on electricity rather than diesel engines. Cochran's Marine Shore Power system has been installed at ports in Seattle, Vancouver B.C., San Francisco and San Diego, Calif. Another installation is underway in Long Beach, Calif.
Eaton has a 40-year history of supplying the marine and offshore industry with power protection solutions. Other critical power applications using Eaton UPS units include hospitals, data centers and airports. More information is available at www.eaton.com/powerquality.
Cochran Marine (www.cochranmarine.com) is the innovator behind the first fully automated cruise ship shore power system for ship vessels in any market supported by a 60Hz utility electric power grid. Cochran's Shore Power system allows cruise ships to enter ports, plug-in to the electrical grid and turn off their diesel burning engines without ever losing power, providing a safe, customer friendly, reliable way to reduce harmful Greenhouse gas emissions while docked. The proprietary and patent pending design of the Cochran Shore Power system includes everything from ship power synchronization and monitoring to a unique cable delivery system.
Eaton Corporation (ETN 84.09, +0.45, +0.54%) is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.