Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii has selected Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas, a unit of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) for the construction of two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled containerships.
According to its statement, the contract specifications are being finalized with the company having an option to order two additional vessels.
The new U.S. Jones Act vessels will carry 2,525 TEUs, with a sailing speed of 23.0 knots.
Delivery of the first vessel is expected in the first quarter of 2020, with the delivery of the second vessel in the third quarter of 2020.
Pasha Hawaii, part of The Pasha Group, added that the vessels will feature an optimized hull form and will operate fully on LNG from the start of the service.