Innovative Power Generator

December, 2018

An innovative new mobile power generator might help make the air in maritime ports cleaner.

The Hamburg-based technology supplier Becker Marine Systems has developed a unit – comprised of a gas-powered generator and a liquid natural gas (LNG) tank – that can be hooked up to the power systems of large vessels in port so that they do not have to use their auxiliary diesel engines, which emit sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and nitrous oxide.

The system is currently being tested in Hamburg by Hapag-Lloyd, Germany’s largest container shipping company, and the terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA).

Becker LNG PowerPac® © Becker Marine Systems GmbH