Keppel AmFELS, a US-based subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has received an order for two 2,525 TEU LNG-fueled containerships from Honolulu-based shipping company, Pasha Hawaii.
Keppel will build the two Jones Act vessels, worth over USD 400 million, to proprietary design. The 774-foot Jones Act vessels will be able to carry 2,525 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), including a fully laden capacity of 500 45-foot containers, 400 refrigerated containers, and 300 40-foot dry containers, with a sailing speed of 23 knots. The duo will run on LNG completely, cutting their environmental impact, and are expected to be delivered in Q1 and Q3 of 2020.
Simon Lee, President of Keppel AmFELs, said, “Keppel O&M is at the forefront of designing vessels that run on LNG propulsion systems and has the experience in LNG vessel conversions as well as the expertise in newbuild specialised vessels. In addition, Keppel AmFELS is ideally located and well-equipped to build a wide variety of vessels for the Jones Act market.”
George Pasha, IV, President and CEO of The Pasha Group added, “This contract with Keppel allows Pasha Hawaii to continue to move forward in our commitment to providing the best resources possible for our customers and Hawaii’s shipping industry, while minimising our environmental footprint.”