Two New Dual Fuel Vessels with Options for Two More
Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii said yesterday that it’s selected Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, to build two new liquefied natural gas-fueled containerships, with the option to order two additional vessels.
“Pasha Hawaii is in the process of finalizing contract specifications,” states the release. According to one industry source, the ships will be powered by ME-GI engines – M-type high-pressure gas-injection LNG-diesel dual fuel units designed by MAN Diesel & Turbo.
Delivery of the first vessel is expected in the first quarter of 2020, and delivery of the second in the third quarter of 2020.
‘Fully on LNG from Day One’
“The new vessels will operate fully on LNG from day one in service,” Pasha says, “dramatically reducing environmental impact and increasing fuel efficiency.
“Energy savings will also be achieved with a state-of-the-art engine, an optimized hull form, and an underwater propulsion system with a high-efficiency rudder and propeller.”
“Keppel O&M’s technical expertise in LNG propulsion and commitment to customer service were two very important factors in our selection decision,” company president and CEO George Pasha said in the planned LNG ships announcement.
‘Above and Beyond’
“From the start,” he said, “they went above and beyond and worked closely with us in customizing a vessel design that matched our requirements.”
The new U.S. Jones Act vessels will carry 2,525 TEUs/20-foot-equivalent containers, Pasha says, including a fully laden capacity of 500 45-foot containers, 400 refrigerated containers, and 300 40-foot dry containers, with a sailing speed of 23 knots.
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Source: Pasha Hawaii with Fleets & Fuels follow-up