PORT OF HOUSTON AUTHORITY 15KV POWER DISTRIBUTION PLANT AT BARBOURS CUT TERMINAL

Shrader Engineering, Inc. (SEI) is currently designing a medium voltage distribution system at the Port of Houston Authority’s Barbours Cut Terminal (BCT) to serve faster and larger Ship-to-Shore cranes. The first four of these Super Post-Panamax wharf cranes were delivered to Barbours Cut earlier this year.

The first phase of the medium voltage distribution system will deliver 12.47 kV power to all six existing wharves at BCT and will also provide fiber optic connectivity between wharves to accommodate for future needs. Future phases of the project will extend 12.47 kV power to rehabilitated container yards, future gates, and future buildings

Specific expertise that SEI is providing on this project include:

  • Brownfield Project Management
  • Medium Voltage Power Distribution
  • Service Entrance and Metering
  • Protective Device Coordination
  • Short Circuit and Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
  • Cable Pull, Voltage Drop, and Cable Temperature Modeling
  • Fiber Optic Telecommunications
  • Electrical Equipment SCADA
  • IP-Based Video Surveillance

Port shutdowns along the west coast earlier in the year forced companies to divert cargo to the Port of Houston and other east coast ports. This additional customers, in addition to the projected traffic once the Panama Canal Expansion Project is completed, predicts a bright future for the Port of Houston Authority.

SEI is proud to support our region’s economy through working with the Port of Houston to meet their growing cargo demands.

 

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