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LNG Barge for Cruise Ship Charge

September 1, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

LNG-Powered Cold Ironing Is to Commence Next Year in Hamburg

A floating LNG-fueled power plant will provide electricity to moored cruise ships, says Rostock, Germany-based Aida Cruises, which is building a barge-borne facility with Becker Marine Systems for operation in Hamburg in autumn 2013.

Cold-ironing of the 830-foot AidaSol with electricity from an LNG-fueled floating power plant by Becker Marine and the Schramm Group is to commence in fall 2013 in Hamburg, Germany.

Among the numerous project partners is the German utility E.ON Hanse, which will feed electricity from the floating power plant into the local grid during the cruise ship off-season.

Hamburg’s developing HafenCity

Other partners include the Schramm Group, which will build the barge in Brunsbüttel and operate it, and liquefied natural gas supplier Gasnor – which is being purchased by Shell (F&F, July 11).

The first ship to be powered by the so-called LNG Hybrid Barge is to be the AidaSol, at HafenCity in Hamburg.

Working with many of the same partners, Becker Marine Systems earlier this year publicized its concept for the climate-neutral, 230-foot, LNG-fueled Wadden Sea ferry.

Dirk Lehmann is managing director of Becker Marine Systems. Max Kommorowski directs the LNG department.

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Source: Aida Cruises and Becker Marine

Posted in HHP, LNG, Marine.

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