The construction of two 774-foot-long container ships for Pasha Hawaii continues on schedule at the Port of Brownsville.
On June 5, Keppel AmFELS hosted a presentation and tour for port and city of Brownsville officials. Here, they presented an update of construction for the M/V George III and the M/V Janet Marie. Delivery of the M/V George III to Pasha is set for this summer.
The twin U.S. Jones Act vessels carry up to 2,525 TEUs and utilize Keppel’s proprietary LNG propulsion technology. This results in reduced air emissions and better fuel efficiency.
Keppel, traditionally the port’s largest employer and the foremost U.S. offshore rig builder, recently won construction contracts for the two container ships for Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii, with options for two more. The contracts, valued at $400 million by Keppel, mean 1,500 new well-paying jobs at the port in 2020 and a new industry for Texas.