Domestic US shipping firm Pasha Hawaii, a subsidiary of The Pasha Group, has placed an order for two 2,525 TEU capacity containership newbuildings that will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The vessels will be constructed at the Keppel AmFELS yard in Brownsville, Texas to Keppel’s proprietary design and use propulsion systems designed by MAN Diesel & Turbo.
Each system comprises of a 7S80ME-GI Mk 9.5 main engine, 3 × MAN 6L35/44DF GenSets and an MAN Alpha FPP propeller system.
“With some 200 engines on order or already in service, the ME-GI's popularity continues to grow. This is yet another order within the container segment and cements the ME-GI concept,” says Bjarne Foldager – Vice President, Sales & Promotion, Two-Stroke Business at MAN Diesel & Turbo.
“More so, the project at hand shows how our customers pick up on offers of complete propulsion systems beyond just the main engine. This confirms our strategic path to develop into a system provider.”
According to MAN Diesel & Turbo, Doosan Engine will build the main engines in Korea, which will meet Tier III emission standards by use of an Exhaust Gas Recirculation system.
Similarly, MAN Diesel & Turbo's Augsburg works will build the auxiliary engines which will meet Tier III with the aid of a Selective Catalytic Reduction system.
Engine delivery is scheduled for 2019 with the two vessels, respectively, due for launch in Q1 and Q3 of 2020.
Photo credit: MAN Diesel & Turbo
Published: 11 July 2018
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