LNG Fueled Barge for Cold Ironing: Feasibility Study for the Emission Abatement in the Port of Genoa

  • Michele Laviola
  • Massimo Figari
  • Marco Altosole
  • Stefano Savio
Part of the WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs book series (WMUSTUD, volume 6)


The current scientific analysis aims at studying some maritime technical solutions for electric energy generation and delivery to ships moored in port by means of LNG fueled generators installed onboard a floating unit. Two different scenarios regarding the LNG supply chain are proposed and some options for producing cleaner electric energy are then investigated. The reference area considered in this study is the old port of Genoa where traffic of both passenger and cargo ships takes place. The paper presents an analysis concerning the main technical features of the considered solutions for an actual port calls scenario. The results regard the dimensions and weights of the proposed floating units and the most significant characteristics of the generation equipment, as far as average load factor, fuel consumption and cost are considered.


Power supply Alternative fuels LNG HVSC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michele Laviola
    • 1
  • Massimo Figari
    • 1
  • Marco Altosole
    • 1
  • Stefano Savio
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GenoaGenovaItaly

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