The LNG-hybrid barge is a unique project between HPE and cruise liner operators and will provide power to cruise liners – in this case 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.
Chart’s on-board LNG system is comprised of two 40ft LNG ISO intermodal containers and a skid mounted Gas Processing Unit (GPU), 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 barge planned to come into operation during the third quarter of 2014.
Source: Chart Industries