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CMA CGM chooses Wärtsilä LNG technologies for 12 boxships

CMA CGM Jacques Saade
Wärtsilä will supply 60 dual-fuel auxiliary engines and additional systems for a series of 12 boxships being built for in China for CMA CGM.

Ordered in the second half of 2021, the series comprises six 13,000 teu vessels under construction at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) CO. Ltd, and six 15,000 teu vessels at Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd.

Wärtsilä will supply five Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines for each vessel, its Nacos Platinum integrated control system, propulsion control system, STC-13 series Sewage Treatment Plants and Fuel Gas Supply System fitted with Wärtsilä’s Operational Performance Improvement and Monitoring (Operim) system. The equipment is slated for delivery from 2022 ahead of the first ship’s launch in Q3 2023.

The latest contract follows similar deals for CMA CGM vessels, including a series of nine 23,000 teu vessels.

"At CMA CGM we are committed to promoting sustainability in all our operations… The choice of dual fuel gas vessels powered by LNG for our new ships is part of our commitment to build a zero-carbon future,” said Xavier Leclercq, Vice-President of CMA SHIPS.

Håkan Agnevall, President and CEO, Wärtsilä Corporation, said: “Both CMA CGM and Wärtsilä have a common strategy in applying LNG solutions to prepare the way towards carbon free shipping.”

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