Becker PowerPac

Becker PowerPac – mobile power solution in port

During layovers in port the power for container ships is currently being supplied by onboard auxiliary diesel engines using fuel oil (Marine Gas Oil, MGO). By doing so, ships account for the majority of harmful emissions in ports. With Becker PowerPacs we are creating a modern, environmentally friendly, safe and economical option for supplying power based on LNG to container ships during layovers in port.
The compact Becker PowerPac – the size of two 40-foot high cube containers – intelligently combines a gas-powered generator with an output of 1.5 Megawatts and an LNG tank in a limited amount of space. During the vessel’s layover in port, it provides power to the onboard power supply with decisively fewer emissions than the standard operation of the ship’s auxiliary engines.
  • Cold ironing customised for container ships
  • A flexible, independent on-board power supply
  • Significant reduction of harmful emissions
  • Quick implementation – usable in any port
  • 100% maritime solution
  • In line with energy laws – no state taxes, grid fees etc.
  • Suitable for all kinds of container terminal operations

eCap Marine
Tel. +49-40-35625775-0
Blohmstr. 23, 21079 Hamburg, Germany

- 2 x 40 ft high cube container

- Fuel: 8.2 t LNG
- 28 – 30 hrs operation (@ 90% load)

Power output:
- 1,500 kWel. island mode
- Frequency 60 Hz
- Voltage 6.6 kV
- Electrical connection acc. to IEC 80005-1

- 60 t (fully equipped)

CE-Certified, partly classified and risk assessed by IACS members (DNVGL/BV)

Extendibility of operating hours by positioning a second LNG-Tanktainer on top

Cascadable for up to 3 MW power supply

Simple action – significant immediate effect:
The Becker PowerPac is a quickly implemented solution with its delivery time of eight months, no required infrastructure investments and has a high impact on port emission reductions.

Handling Chain

Once a container ship is moored, the first step is to place the Becker PowerPac on board via the port terminal’s locally available, standardised loading equipment, such as gantry cranes, ship-to-shore cranes and van carriers. It is positioned on the aft ship/outer ship side of the vessel.

The high flexibility of the Becker PowerPac allows it to serve multiple mooring places. Due to this flexibility and its integration into standard terminal processes, no additional infrastructure investments are necessary.

The Becker PowerPac weighs 60 tons including the LNG-Tanktainer. If this exceeds the terminal’s weight limits the lift on board can be done in two separate moves.

Picture of a mobile shore power with Becker PowerPac

Step 1: The Becker PowerPac is transported from a stand-by position at the terminal to the ship by a straddle carrier.

Picture of a mobile shore power with Becker PowerPac

Step 2: The LNG-Tanktainer is delivered and connected to the Becker PowerPac, which is now ready to be moved on board.

Picture of a mobile shore power with Becker PowerPac

Step 3: The Becker PowerPac is ready to supply power and is picked up by a gantry crane to be moved on board the vessel.

Picture of a mobile shore power with Becker PowerPac

Step 4: The Becker PowerPac is lowered into position on the aft ship/outer ship side of the vessel.