MAN Energy Solutions has landed a contract
to provide the propulsion systems for two 2,525 TEU newbuildings that
will join the fleet of Pasha Hawaii, a US Jones Act carrier serving the trade between Hawaii and the US mainland.
Each system will comprise a 7S80ME-GI Mk
9.5 main engine, 3 ?MAN 6L35/44DF GenSets and an MAN Alpha FPP
propeller system. The vessels will be constructed at the Keppel AmFELS
yard in Brownsville, Texas, to Keppel's proprietary design, reported
Fort Lauderdale's MarEx.
MAN Energy Solutions vice president Bjarne Foldager said: "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. More so, the project at hand
shows how our customers pick up on offers of complete propulsion systems
beyond just the main engine."
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 Energy Solutions Augsburg works will build the auxiliary
engines that will meet tier III with the aid of a selective catalytic
Engine delivery is scheduled for 2019 with the two vessels due for launch in the first and third quarters of 2020.
The new vessels will operate fully on LNG from day one in service,
dramatically reducing environmental impact and increasing fuel
efficiency. Energy savings will also be achieved with a state-of-the-art
engine, an optimised hull form and an underwater propulsion system with
a high-efficiency rudder and propeller.