First Container for LNG Hybrid Barge
The HUMMEL (bumblebee) LNG Hybrid Barge will enable Becker Marine Systems to supply low-emission power to cruise ships lying at port in Hamburg. The first container with LNG fuel has arrived in the Hanseatic City. The barge works like a floating power plant and uses LNG to supply environmentally-friendly energy to cruise ships. Compared to conventional marine diesel with 0.1% sulfur content, sulfur dioxides and soot are no longer emitted. The LNG Hybrid Barge, developed by Becker Marine Systems and recently christened the HUMMEL (bumblebee).
(As published in the January 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)