Wartsil technology for 12 LNG powered container ships

Wärtsil has been selected as a supplier of various solutions for a new LNG powered container ship commissioned by CMA CGM, a global leader in shipping and logistics services based in France. This new ship series includes 12 container ships to be built in China.

Six ships with a capacity of 13,000 standard 20-foot containers (TEU) are under construction at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) CO. Ltd., while six vessels with a capacity of 15,000 TEU are under construction at Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd. Significant deliveries of Wärtsil were ordered in the third and fourth quarters of 2021.

The first Wärtsil equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the shipyard in 2022, and the first of 12 vessels is expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2023. Wärtsil has previously been commissioned to deliver a similar suite of equipment to the nine already delivered. The CMA CGM vessels with a capacity of 23,000 TEU and five 15,000 TEUs of which two vessels have been delivered and three vessels are under construction.

ALMOST ALL AIR POLLUTION
By using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as onboard fuel instead of conventional marine diesel, CMA CGM is strengthening its support for maritime decarbonization operations work. LNG eliminates nearly all air pollution, with a 99 percent reduction in sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions, a 92 percent reduction in nitrogen oxides (NOx) and a 91 percent reduction in particulate emissions, and is the first step towards decarbonization .

In addition, the ship’s dual-fuel engine is compatible with renewable energy sources such as biomethane, synthetic methane and e-methane.

OBLIGATION
At CMA CGM, we are committed to promoting sustainability in all of our operations. We are pleased to work with Wärtsil, as they share similar decarbonization targets and the various solutions on offer. The choice of a dual-fuel gas vessel powered by LNG is part of our commitment to building a carbon-free future, said Xavier Leclercq, Vice President of CMA SHIPS.

– Large and repeated orders for various Wärtsilä solutions from these valued customers, highlighting the value of quality, reliability and keen customer focus. It also highlights our various competencies across marine technology. Both CMA CGM and Wärtsil share a strategy of using LNG solutions to pave the way for carbon-free shipping, asserts Håkan Agnevall, President and CEO of Wärtsil.

HIGH EFFICIENCY
The selected Wärtsilä solutions are all designed to provide high efficiency and environmental sustainability. The delivery includes five additional Wärtsil 34DF dual fuel engines for each vessel – 60 engines in total, the integrated Nacos Platinum Wärtsil control system, propulsion control system, STC-13 series wastewater treatment plant and gas fuel supply system – equipped with the system. Operim Wärtsil for performance boost and performance boost. The latter uses the latest digital technology to transmit real-time data allowing the system to operate at the best efficiency at all times and in all weather and sea conditions.

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