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Pasha Hawaii completes testing on LNG-fuelled containership

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Pasha Hawaii has announced that factory acceptance testing of the dual-fuelled, MAN Diesel & Turbo ME-GI (Gas Injection) main engine has been completed for the M/V George III, the first of two LNG fuelled containerships being built at Brownsville.

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 III emission standards by use of an exhaust gas recirculation system. Successful testing of the three MAN 6L35/44DF GenSets were also recently completed.

Both the main and auxiliary engines for the M/V George III were tested on LNG and diesel fuel, as the two new 774 ft US Jones Act, ‘Ohana Class containerships will operate fully on LNG from day one in service. Each vessel will carry 2525 TEUs, with a sailing speed of 23.0 knots.

Delivery of the vessels is expected in 2020.

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