LNG barge provides electricity for AIDAsol cruise ship

Becker Marine Systems informed that its LNG Hybrid Barge provided 7.5 megawatts of low-emission power to AIDAsol during its layover at port of Hamburg.

The infeed of power on the cruise ship was for the first time ensured by way of low-emission liquefied natural gas fuel, Becker Marine said.

“This means that we have carried out the first successful transfer of power to a cruise ship in Europe,” said Dirk Lehmann and Henning Kuhlmann, both Managing Directors of Becker Marine Systems.

The LNG Hybrid Barge developed and operated by the Hamburg-based company 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. Overall, the barge christened the Hummel can generate an output of 7.5 megawatts.

Carnival Corporation, AIDA’s parent company informed that after successful test operation of individual board systems, AIDAsol is to be supplied with energy for the first time completely via the LNG Hybrid Barge with the next call of port in Hamburg on June 9.


LNG World News Staff; Image: AIDA