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Power barge and LNG-to-power

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BWSC's power barges

BWSC markets a proven power barge design with arrangements based on BWSC’s vast experience in reciprocating engine-based power plants. The power barge is designed to utilise 4-8 large bore engines operating natural gas or dual fuel (HFO or LFO) with thermal efficiency up to 50% at all loads, also part load. Standard power plant spacing between engines has been maintained for optimal operation ability and maintenance.

Where and when to consider a power barge

Power barges are not for every generation application, but can offer certain advantages over land-based plants:

Manufacture of the floating box structure and installation of the generation equipment can be conducted at most shipyards and marine construction facilities. The advantages are attractive prices, high productivity, regional financing incentives, and relatively short lead times.

A well designed power barge, utilising established technology, is a low-risk mobile asset, easily financed with little or no stranded costs. Once a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has terminated, the barge can be removed and relocated to another site, ensuring an extremely high asset value and minimum impact on local environments.

A power barge can be rapidly delivered and moored in sheltered coastal areas, river estuaries, on existing docks or at a primitive sheet piled wharf, independent of local resources, unsatisfactory infrastructure or poor soil conditions. Barges can also be floated into dredged-out areas and back-filled to form virtual land-based plants that can be removed at some point in the future.

Combining small to mid-scale LNG Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU) with floating power barges provides flexible and easy access to emerging energy markets.
TGE Marine Gas Engineering GmbH (TGE Marine) is a market- leading engineering contractor for the design and supply of gas-handling systems for gas carriers and offshore units. TGE Marine has been working on FSRU designs since the turn of the millennium and can deliver the complete FSRU design. Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) has +30 years of experience in the design and supply of smallscale to medium-sized power stations, including power barges, and has successfully delivered more than 180 turnkey projects.

The basis for the technical development of a power barge is the existing designs for FSRUs and power barges as well as the current advances in both technologies. The goal of the development

For further information on the design and technical scope of the BWSC power barge and for information on the advantages of combining small to mid-scale LNG Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU) with floating power barges download brochures to the right.
Selected References
60 MW Colombo Power Barge  
205 MW NAPOCOR Barges 117, 118

These barges do not represent the updated BWSC power barge design and LNG-to-power solution.

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