Hamburg cruise ship gets barge powered
‘AIDAsol’ has become the first cruise ship to connect to shore side power using Becker Marine Systems’ HUMMEL LNG Hybrid Barge
An AIDA cruise ship has become the first vessel at the Port of Hamburg to receive environmentally-friendly power from the Becker Marine Systems’ HUMMEL LNG Hybrid Barge.
The HUMMEL provided 7.5 megawatts of low-emission power to AIDAsol during its recent layover at port.
“This means that we have carried out the first successful transfer of power to a cruise ship in Europe. With this successful premiere, the Port of Hamburg is serving as a global role model,” said Dirk Lehmann and Henning Kuhlmann, managing directors, Becker Marine Systems.
Up until now, only a few other ships have been able to receive power from such a barge, but Mr Lehmann and Mr Henning said that the general aim to improve air quality at port cities should mean that more seagoing vessels will be able to do this in future.
The LNG Hybrid Barge works like a floating power plant that generates power via a gas container filled with 15 tonnes of LNG for low-emission transfer to the cruise ship.
Compared to conventional marine diesel with 0.1% sulphur content, the LNG Hybrid Barge emits no sulphur dioxides or soot. Emissions of nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide are also significantly reduced.
Becker Marine Systems said that the LNG Hybrid Barge has already been deemed the cleanest option for providing shoreside electrical power to cruise ships. But the firm has bigger plans, to offer the environmentally-friendly LNG technology to container ships, bulkers and tankers as well.
The company has recently been honoured with the “GreenTec Award” in the travel category for its barge technology
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