Generon Announces Successful Delivery of Nitrogen Package for First LNG Bunker Barge Built in the US
August 30, 2018
GENERON has delivered two (2) packages of Nitrogen generators, utilizing the patented GENERON® Membrane technology, to Conrad Orange Shipyard. These are installed on Clean Jacksonville, which is the first LNG Bunker Barge to be built in North America.
The rated nitrogen capacity per GENERON-built membrane cabinet, is 40 m3/hr at 99% vol N2 gas purity, along with a dedicated Marine air compressor and driers made by TMC Corporation.
Nitrogen will be used for void space inerting and purging of LNG product & fuel lines on the vessel.
The new 2,200 cubic meter bunkering barge will service TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico’s LNG-powered Marlin Class containerships; the Isla Bella and Perla del Caribe, which operate between Jacksonville and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Compared to heavy fuel oil or the lighter marine gasoil, LNG can reduce ships’ nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxide emissions by 90 to 95 percent, according to industry estimates.
“The use of LNG as a maritime fuel results in tremendous environmental benefits – including air and water quality improvements – and this barge is the final critical component of our LNG program in Jacksonville,” said Tim Nolan, President and CEO of TOTE.