Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) announced it expects to supply World Fuel Services, Inc. with an estimated 78 million gallons (about 300,000 cubic meters) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually to fuel Pasha Hawaii’s two new LNG-fueled containerships.
Each ship will have an MAN B&W 7S80ME-GI Mk 9.5 main engine, three MAN 6L35/44DF gensets and an MAN Alpha FPP propeller system.
When operating from the Port of Long Beach, these Ohana Class vessels Ohana Class vessels—the M/V George III and the M/V Janet Marie—will be among the first natural gas-powered containerships to call on the U.S. West Coast and the first to service Hawaii operating fully on natural gas from day one in service. Both ships are anticipated to surpass the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2030 emissions standards for ocean vessels with zero sulfur emissions, a 90% reduction in nitrogen oxide and 25 percent reduction in carbon dioxide as compared to liquid fuel oils.
“Named after my late parents, the George III and the Janet Marie, were specifically designed to utilize the latest in technologies to construct clean fuel ships that we hope will set a precedence for environmental sustainability within our shipping industry,” said George Pasha IV, president and CEO of Pasha Hawaii. “These ships represent our commitment to our customers and the environmental health of both Hawaii and Southern California. Partnering with Clean Energy and World Fuel Services brings us one step closer to achieving this goal.”
The LNG that will power the Pasha Hawaii ships will come from the Clean Energy plant in Boron, Calif. Clean Energy plans to expand the Boron LNG plant by adding a production train that increases production by 50%. For LNG delivery, World Fuel Services has contracted with West Coast Clean Fuels LLC to transport and load the LNG into the ships’ fuel tanks. West Coast Clean Fuels offers fuel supply-chain solutions to link low-carbon fuel sources to operators for the marine transportation sector on the west coast.
“Pasha Hawaii has quickly become a leader in sustainability shipping with these new ships powered by LNG. The environmental benefits will result in the immediate reduction of air pollutants around the ports in Hawaii and Southern California,” said Andrew Littlefair, president and CEO, Clean Energy.
“World Fuel Services congratulates Pasha Hawaii and Clean Energy in their commitment to developing new LNG ships and supply. Together, we have delivered a significant step in providing cleaner marine fuels that positively impact the marine industry and environment,” said Michael Kasbar, chairman and CEO, World Fuel Services Corporation. “As demand for cleaner fuel increases, World Fuel will continue to provide our customers with sourcing and logistics solutions to meet these requirements.”