First seagoing vessel employing LNG technology under German flag

Port-ofHamburgBecker Marine Systems is expecting the first LNG Hybrid Barge to soon arrive at the Portof Hamburg. The current position of the floating liquefied power plant, which in future willbe supplying cruise ships with low-emission, environmentally-friendly energy during theirlayovers at port, can be seen on the internet.Premiere atmosphere at the Port of Hamburg:

The LNG Hybrid Barge, the first classified vesselemploying LNG technology under German flag, is expected at the weekend. "If all goes well andthe weather remains stable, the LNG Hybrid Barge should be arriving at its future home port ofHamburg on 4th or 5th October," said Dirk Lehmann, Managing Director of Becker Marine Systems.

The high level of interest in the LNG Hybrid Barge can also be seen from the increasing amountof traffic at over the past few days. The current position of the bargeequipped with five generators can be seen on the website. Following the technical launch atKomárno, Slovakia one month ago, the 76.7 m long, 11.4 m wide and approx. 1.7 m draughtLNG Hybrid Barge was set off on its way towards the North Sea."Despite some narrow river bends and many locks, the 1,500 km trip up the Danube, Main andRhine rivers has so far progressed with no trouble at all," said Lehmann.

On land, an info busfrom Hybrid Port Energy GmbH (the operator of the LNG Hybrid Barge and a subsidiary of BeckerMarine Systems) has been accompanying the tow convoy.After arriving in Hamburg, it will be dry docked at the Blohm + Voss shipyard for final outfittingand for technical testing in a multi-stage test procedure. In mid-October, the connector forsupplying power to cruise ships will be handed over to cooperation partner AIDA Cruises as partof a naming ceremony.

The LNG Hybrid Barge will then be connected via cable to the "AIDAsol"ship for the first time on a test basis. Becker Marine Systems will be announcing the exact dateshortly beforehand

Source:Becker Marine Systems