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Chart wins LNG fuel system contract

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Chart Industries Inc. has announced that Chart Ferox a.s. has been awarded a contract by Hybrid Port Energy Gmbh & Co. KG to provide LNG fuel storage and processing equipment for an LNG-Hybrid Barge.

The LNG-Hybrid Barge will operate in Hamburg’s HafenCity.

This is a unique project between Hybrid Port Energy and cruise liner operators. It will provide power to cruise liners - in this case AIDA cruise liners - during their layovers in the port of Hamburg. The use of LNG will help to significantly reduce emissions in accordance with current and future MARPOL regulations.

LNG is expected to help eliminate sulfur oxide and particle emissions, lower nitrogen oxides by up to 80%, and reduce carbon dioxide by an additional 30%.

Chart’s on-board LNG system is comprised of two 40 ft LNG ISO intermodal containers and a skid mounted gas processing unit (GPU), along with connecting equipment, controls, safety appliances and associated piping.

LNG will be supplied in modular form using ISO containers swapped on a full-for-empty basis to eliminate the need for a dedicated bunkering station. All engineering, major capital equipment and assembly will be performed by Chart’s operations in Decin, Czech Republic.

Equipment delivery and commissioning is scheduled for the second quarter of 2014, with the LNG-Hybrid Barge planned to come into operation during the third quarter of 2014.

Hybrid Port Energy is a subsidiary of Becker Marine Systems Gmbh & Co. KG.

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