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RFP, San Diego oceanside high speed low emissions ferry demonstration program

9 March 2002

SCX, Inc. of Solana Beach, CA, has issued a request for proposals for emission reduction, fuel and technology suppliers for a marine application. SCX is under contract with the Port of San Diego to accomplish a demonstration program of a high-speed low-emission ferry service between San Diego and Oceanside. The Project has been funded by the State of California as part of the Traffic Congestion Relief Program. The demonstration will be performed using an existing vessel making a daily trip between Oceanside and San Diego, and return, 5 days a week for 12 months. The passenger vessel to be used is M/V Westfoil, an 85 foot, equipped with new hydrofoil, ride control and waterjet propulsion systems. As part of the demonstration program’s purpose, SCX is interested in pursuing technologies that will result in reductions in the vessel’s emissions as well as information about the cost-effectiveness of employing these technologies.

SCX is seeking vendors for alternative fuel and/or fuel blends and additives, water injection systems, air humidification technology, and particulate traps, for potential use on four (4) 1988 Detroit Diesel 12v92 TA (Turbocharged/Aftercooled) engines during operation of the High Speed Ferry Demonstration Program scheduled to commence in June 2002 and continue through June 2003.

Potential vendors must respond with a proposal by 12 April 2002. For more information contact Michael Winn, 858.847.0375, michael@sandiegoferry.com.

Source: SCX, Inc.