Chart to Provide LNG Fuel System for Hamburg Project

By MarEx 2013-12-25 15:46:00

Chart Ferox, a member of Chart Industries, has been awarded a contract by Hybrid Port Energy, a subsidiary of Becker Marine Systems, to provide LNG fuel storage and processing equipment for an LNG-hybrid barge which will operate in Hamburg.

The LNG-Hybrid barge is a unique project between Hybrid Port Energy and cruise line operators and will provide power to AIDA cruise liners during their layovers in the port of Hamburg using LNG to significantly reduce emissions in accordance with current and future MARPOL regulations. The ability of the cruise vessel to switch from diesel to LNG is expected to eliminate SOx and particle emissions, lower NOx by up to 80 per cent and reduce carbon dioxide by 30 per cent.

Chart's on-board LNG system is comprised of two 40ft LNG ISO intermodal containers and a skid mounted gas processing unit along with connecting equipment, controls, safety appliances and associated piping. LNG will be supplied in modular form using ISO containers swapped on a full-for-empty basis to eliminate the need for a dedicated bunkering station. All engineering, major capital equipment and assembly will be performed by Chart's operations in Decin, Czech Republic. Equipment delivery and commissioning is scheduled for the second quarter of 2014 with the LNG-Hybrid Barge planned to come into operation during the third quarter of 2014.

Chart is a leading independent global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment used in the production, storage and end-use of hydrocarbon and industrial gases. The majority of Chart's products are used throughout the liquid gas supply chain for purification, liquefaction, distribution, storage and end-use applications, the largest portion of which are energy-related. Chart has domestic operations located across the United States and an international presence in Asia, Australia and Europe.

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.