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Bremenports for LNG Hopper Barge

April 20, 2016 in LNG, Marine, vessel order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Dedicated-LNG Propulsion by Sandfirden Using Scania Engines

Germany’s Bremenports celebrated the launch of the Greenports 1 powered barge, one of the first of its kind to be powered by liquefied natural gas. The 231-foot (70.5-meter) vessel features dedicated-LNG gensets furnished by Sandfirden Technics using Scania GL-820M engines modified for spark ignition.
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New Dedicated-LNG Dredge Barge

February 11, 2015 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Bremenports Contracts for Powered Barge with Dutch DBI Borkum

Bremenports – operator of the German ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven – has contracted for a silt transport barge to be fueled solely by liquefied natural gas. The $5.4 million vessel (expressed as 4.9 million euros) is to be built at the DBI Borkum/Pattje Waterhuizen shipyard outside Groningen, in The Netherlands.
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Bremenports Seeks LNG Hopper Barge

November 19, 2014 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Port Management Company Seeks to Set Precedent
For 100% LNG-Fueled Harbor Operations in Europe

Bremenports, which runs the German ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven, is seeking to deploy a hopper barge to be fueled solely by liquefied natural gas to support its dredging operations. The organization is evaluating proposals with an eye to awarding contracts in January, with operations to commence by the end of 2015.

Qualified suppliers for the dedicated-LNG dredging barge for Bremenports could be revealed as early as next month.

Qualified suppliers for the dedicated-LNG dredging barge for Bremenports could be revealed as early as next month.

The inland vessel will be the first of its kind in Germany, and as such will set a precedent for LNG as a marine fuel for port operations.

The new hopper barge – or Klappschute – is to be approximately 225 feet long (68.5 meters) with twin LNG engines with a power output of approximately 300 to 400 kilowatts, each, or a total of 1,000-plus horsepower. It’s to have a 150-kilowatt diesel engine as an auxiliary.

Bomin Linde for Bunkering

Cargo capacity is a projected 840 cubic meters of silt. The barge will be able to travel at about 9 knots.

Twin bow-mounted Type C tanks are to hold 6 cubic meters of LNG, or just under 1,600 gallons.

Cost is estimated at 4.55 million euros, or about $5.7 million U.S. at current rates, with the European Union contributing just under a third and the City of Bremen providing the remaining share.

Bremenports is working with Bomin Linde for an LNG fueling facility.

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Source: Bremenports with HHP Insight follow-up



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