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Becker Marine Systems GmbH Blohmstr. 23 21079 Hamburg, Germany http://www.becker-marine-systems.com
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Building contract for the world's first LNG Hybrid Barge signed

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Hamburg-based Hybrid Port Energy GmbH, a subsidiary of Becker Marine Systems GmbH & Co. KG, has awarded a building contract to Shipbuilding and Machinery of Komárno, Slovakia to build the world's first LNG Hybrid Barge. In summer 2012 AIDA Cruises and Becker Marine Systems teamed up on a long-term cooperation project to provide low emission electrical power to cruise ships while at port. The barge will be fitted with 5 Generator Sets supplied by Zeppelin Power Systems totalling 7.5 MW for 50/60 Hz operating solely on LNG. These are the first marine classified LNG Caterpillar engines to be delivered to customers.

The LNG Hybrid Barge will be delivered by summer 2014, only two years after the initial project startup. The 74 m long barge will be stationed in the Port of Hamburg, which will then be the first port in Europe able to provide cold ironing power to cruise ships. In addition, the barge and its engines are to be outfitted to supply combined heat and power to potential customers, further improving the ecological footprint.

Becker Marine Systems GmbH

Hamburg-based Hybrid Port Energy GmbH was founded by Becker Marine Systems to develop solutions to provide environmentally friendly energy for the maritime market. Becker Marine Systems is the market leader for high-performance rudders and energy-saving manoeuvring technology solutions for any type of ship. Becker's products are well-established on the world market and represent the top choice for both super tankers as well as container ships, passenger ferries, large cruise ships and luxury yachts.

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