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Crowley Sets LNG Engine in New Carrier Ship

Crowley Maritime Corporation reached another milestone with the recent setting of the main engine onto El Coquí, the first of two new Commitment Class ConRo ships that will be powered by LNG for use in in the ocean cargo trade between Jacksonville and Puerto Rico.

“This state-of-the-art engine technology will add efficiency while continuing to reduce impacts on the environment, one of Crowley’s top priorities,” said John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager, Puerto Rico services.

The engine was placed using a series of heavy lifts by 500-ton cranes in the shipyard of VT Halter Marine, where El Coquí and sister ship Taíno are under construction.  The engine has a total weight of 759 metric tons and measures 41 ft. high, 41 ft. in length, and 14.7 ft. wide.