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LNG-powered hopper barge ready for sea trials

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Shipyard Constructions Hoogezand Nieuwbouw (SCHN) has announced that the LNG-powered hopper barge, Greenports 1, is ready for sea trials. The vessel was launched on 31 March 2016, and has been built for Bremenports, which is a German government agency.

The vessel will carry silt dredged from the harbour basins in Bremerhaven to the disposal facility in Bremen-Seehausen on a regular basis.

It is 70.5 m long, 10.5 m wide, 2.9 m deep and has an 840 m3 cargo area. The vessel includes two 6.5 m3 LNG tanks, which will provide fuel for the two 300 kw Scania gas engines.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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