Pasha Hawaii LNG-fueled newbuild main engine passes key tests

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Honolulu, Hawaii, based Pasha Hawaii reports that factory acceptance testing of the dual-fueled, MAN Energy Solutions ME-GI (-Gas Injection) main engine has been completed for the M/V George III, the first of two Liquefied Natural Gas fueled containerships being built for the company at Brownsville, Texas, shipyard Keppel AmFELS.

The two “Ohana Class” vessels have been named George III and Janet Marie, in honor of the parents of The Pasha Group President and CEO George Pasha, IV. Delivery of the vessels is expected in 2020.

The MAN B&W 7S80ME-GI Mk 9.5 main engine will meet Tier III 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 the M/V George III were tested on LNG and diesel fuel.

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 23.0 knots.

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