First LNG-powered Ship in Port of Hamburg

Press Release
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
KV Barentshav: Photo credit Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg, Germany, welcomes its first LNG-fuelled ship, the Norwegian Coast Guard's 'KV Barentshav'

Instead of diesel fuel the KV BARENTSHAV is powered in normal conditions by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and came to Port of Hamburg for the “LNG – the Norwegian Experience” conference of experts organized in Hamburg by the German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce along with Innovation Norway and the classification society DNV Germany.

Propulsion of the KV BARENTSHAV is through a propeller, driven mechanically either via the main engine or a gas-fuelled electric motor.

Two engine-rooms and tanks are used, one for diesel propulsion and one for gas operation using LNG.

The four gas-fuelled engines producing power for the electric motor start and stop automatically, depending on the power requirement.

The diesel engine only comes into use for towing assignments and special runs at high speeds of up to 20 knots.

The 93.0 metres long and 16.6 metres breadth ship displaces 4000 tons (grt) and with a bollard pull of 100 tons is capable of holding steady a 150,000-ton tanker during a storm.

LNG plays an important part in eco-friendly shipping operations, as natural gas propulsion reduces the quantity of nitrous gases by almost 90 percent in comparison with diesel fuel and of carbon dioxide by up to 20 percent. Sulphur dioxide and dust particle emissions become almost non-existent. In addition, engine wear and hence operating costs are reduced.


 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Newport News Lays Keel for Virginia-Class Sub

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), hosted a keel-laying ceremony Saturday for the future USS Washington (SSN 787), a

World’s Largest Containership First Tested at MARIN

MARIN was delighted to take part in a truly historic milestone in the industry when Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) asked MARIN to investigate

Is Glycerine the Next Marine Fuel?

Following a year described as “intense activity,” the Glycerine Fuel for Marine Sustainability project (GLEAMS) concluded that Glycerine is a viable, exceptionally clean alternative marine fuel.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1165 sec (9 req/sec)