Vard Marine supports New York’s Gowanus repowering project through design package for two power barges
Vard Marine Inc. has been contracted to complete the basic class design package of a new generation of Siemens powered SeaFloat power barges to support New York’s Gowanus Repowering Project. Working under the guidance of Stantec, the project’s engineer of record, Vard Marine will supply the barge arrangements, structural design package, marine engineering and naval architecture for the project, the company said in its release.
The two barges will be equipped with eight Siemens SGT-A65 Aeroderivative gas turbines and will replace the four older barges currently operating in the Gowanus Generating Station in Brooklyn, New York City. They will have a generation capacity of approximately 300 megawatts (MW) each.
Vard Marine’s current portfolio of floating power plants span from 40 MW to 220 MW units of both diesel and gas turbine power generation.