The LNG Power Barge "Hummel" is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE).
Becker LNG Power Barge
Becker Marine Systems has developed the advanced LNG Power Barge, an innovative solution for improving air quality in harbour cities by reducing emissions from cruise ships in port. It produces significantly lower emissions than the diesel engines used to generate power on board cruise ships.
The Becker LNG Power Barge has been shown to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% and NOX by 80% with no particulates or sulfur emissions whatsoever. Designed as a flexible and mobile solution, the barge supplies power to cruise ships during the summer season and is able to operate as a floating power and heat plant in the winter.
Clean power for cruise ships in port
Classified as a seagoing vessel, the world’s first LNG Power Barge in operation in the port of Hamburg is 76.0 m long, 11.4 m wide with a draught of 2.5 m. It is equipped with five silently operating 1.5 MW LNG GenSets fuelled by two 17 t LNG containers.
Becker Marine Systems has already developed further LNG Power Barge layouts like the TWOship Barge with a power output of 24 MW and the ability to supply two ships at the same time.
- Cold ironing customised for cruise ships
- Significant reduction of harmful emissions
- Silent operation
- Guaranteed independent power supply
- 100% maritime solution
- In line with energy laws – no state taxes, grid fees etc.
- Mobility and flexibility – multi-customer concept
- Alternative use possible (industrial)
The Energy Sector Triangle
The Energy Sector Triangle The three challenges of modern power supply are to a) produce affordable power with b) lower or no emissions and c) 100% guaranteed supply on demand.
The power consumption of cruise ships is high and scheduled arrivals need a just-in-time supply. Usually the power grid capacity is too low, the frequency has to be converted into 60 Hz and national energy laws and taxes do not satisfy the needs of the international maritime sector.
The Becker LNG Power Barge attains all three of these aims: guaranteed, affordable and clean power supply on demand and in line with national energy laws.