The following is text of a news release from The Pasha Group:
(HONOLULU) — Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii on Tuesday announced that factory acceptance testing of the dual-fuel MAN Diesel & Turbo ME-GI (gas injection) main engine has been completed for M/V George III, the first of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled containerships being built at Brownsville, Texas-based Keppel AmFELS. The two Ohana-class vessels will join the Pasha Hawaii fleet, which provides service to the Hawaii/mainland trade lane.
The 7S80ME-GI Mk 9.5 main engine will meet Tier 3 emission standards by use of an exhaust gas recirculation system. Successful testing of the three MAN 6L35/44DF gensets was also recently completed.
Both the main and auxiliary engines for M/V George III were tested on LNG and diesel fuel, as the two new 774-foot Jones Act containerships will operate fully on LNG from day one in service. Each vessel will carry 2,525 TEUs, with a sailing speed of 23 knots. Delivery of the vessels is expected in 2020.