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.
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.
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.
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