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PowerBarge Corporation
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The world’s most extensive expertise in power barges/powerships

Power Barge Corporation is a privately held company established in 2000, providing turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contracting, as well as, aftermarket and consulting service to developers, owners and operators of barge mounted power plants with both gas turbines and medium speed engines.  PBC also offers to purchase existing power barges, and supports client resale activities.

Founded by Mr. Dave Nickerson, who has since 1989 worked in power barge engineering and construction starting with General Dynamics Electric Boat (nuclear submarine division).  

This is the only company worldwide that is solely dedicated to power barge with over 30 years in power barges and over 40 years in the marine engineering/shipbuilding industry. 

If it involves power barges, this is the first call to make, the first email to send.

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Medium Speed Engine Power Barges

Currently offering new construction radiator cooled medium speed engine power barges ranging from 80 MW to 180 MW, capable of burning natural gas, diesel, biodiesel and heavy fuel oil.

Design, Project Management, and International Marketing with EPC contractor BWSC/Mitsui (Denmark), and Vard Marine USA/Fincantieri (USA).

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Gas Turbine Power Barges

Currently offering new construction aero-derivative and industrial gas turbine power barges ranging from 30 MW to 300 MW in simple and combined cycle operations.

Engineering, Procurement and Construction contracting with Siemens and GE generation equipment. Marine engineering support from Vard Marine (Fincantieri)

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While PBC has provided consulting to designers and operators of powerships, we believe that the IPP and utility markets are best served by permanent power barges that are designed not for frequent deployment but for long term contracts. Power barges do not have installed crew quarters, navigation gear or propulsion plants as these add cost and complexity not required for long term operations.

While there are around 80 power barges/powerships world most of them are permanently installed on long term contracts. Recently power barges and powerships have come into the market for lease contracting or short term PPAs structured like a lease. This is a very competitive short term solution when measured against diesel fired high speed rental containers but not for mid or long term contracts.

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Power Barge Corporation has been contracted to sell the following power barges

250 MW 50 Hz GE LM6000PC SPRINT combined cycle power barge with a 220 kV substation. The fuel system is natural gas but can be converted to distillates or propane. (under negotiations and off-market)

48 MW 50 Hz Westinghouse 251B11 simple cycle gas turbine power barge with a 33 kVA substation. The fuel system is distillate but can be converted to dual fuel, HFO or natural gas. 

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Power Barge Corporation offers the following new and refurbished gas turbine options for FAST TRACK power barge

• GE LM6000 Refurbished (50 Hz/60 Hz) multiple units readily available (rated at 38 MW to 50 MW)

• GE Frame 9E 9161 Refurbished (50 Hz) two units readily available (rated at 94 MW at site)

• GE LM2500+G4 or TM2500+G4 50Hz/60 Hz new units readily available (rated at 33 MW each)

• GE Frame 7EA 60 Hz new and unused, three units available. Currently configured for tri-fuel (rated at 84 MW)

• GE LM2500 Refurbished (50 Hz or 60 Hz) four units readily available (rated at 23 MW)

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Recently sold power barges

• 72 MW 60 Hz Wartsila power barge

• 96 MW Siemens gas turbine power barge 

• 105 MW Siemens gas turbine power barge

• 115 MW Siemens gas turbine power barge

• 44 MW MAN medium speed engine power barge

• 40 MW Wartsila medium speed engine power barge

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