Pasha Hawaii completes engine testing for LNG containership

Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii has completed factory acceptance testing of the engine for the LNG fuelled containership George III.

Pasha said on Tuesday that the acceptance testing for the dual-fueled MAN Diesel and Turbo ME-Gas Injection main engine was completed.

The George III is the first of two LNG-fueled containerships being built at the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, Texas.

The two ‘Ohana Class vessels will join the Pasha Hawaii fleet, which provides service to the Hawaii/Mainland trade lane, Pasha Hawaii said.

The ME-GI 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.

The company added that both of the main and auxiliary engines for the George III were tested on LNG and diesel fuel since the two new 236-meter containerships would be operating fully on LNG from its first day in service.

Each vessel will carry 2,525 TEUs, with a sailing speed of 23.0 knots. Delivery of the vessels is expected in 2020.

It is worth reminding that Pasha began construction of its first LNG-fueled containership in September 2018.

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