Pasha Hawaii has chosen Keppel Offshore and Marine yard Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville Texas to build two new LNG-fueled 2,525 teu containerships.
The order includes options for an additional two vessels and is currently in the process of being finalised.
George Pasha IV, president and CEO of Pasha Hawaii, commented: “Keppel O&M’s technical expertise in LNG propulsion and commitment to customer service were two very important factors in our selection decision.
“Pasha Hawaii is a firm believer in the Jones Act, and is proud to support our shipyards and the highly skilled workers who make valuable contributions to this important industry on a daily basis.”
Delivery of the first vessel is expected during the first quarter of 2020, with the second vessel scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.