The CMA CGM vessels will capable of using renewable fuels when they becomme available (Source: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä wins repeat order to supply equipment for latest CMA CGM ships

French container line, CMA CGM, has ordered a broad range of equipment for twelve container ships to be built in China. Six 13,000-TEU vessels will be constructed by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and six more 15,000-TEU ships at Jiangnan Shipyard.

Wärtsilä revealed that it will supply five of its 34DF dual-fuel engines for each ship. They are capable of switching to renewable fuels such as biomethane, synthetic methane, and e-methane when they become available.

The company will also supply Nacos Platinum integrated control systems, propulsion control systems, sewage treatment plants, and fuel gas supply systems fitted with the company’s Operational Performance Improvement and Monitoring (Operim) system for optimal performance in all weather and sea conditions.

The contract is a repeat order of similar scope for nine CMA CGM 23,000-TEU vessels, all of which have now been delivered, and five 15,000-TEU ships, two of which have been commissioned with three still under construction.

Wärtsilä Corporation’s president and CEO, Håkon Agnevall, said: “This large repeat order for a broad scope of Wärtsilä solutions from a valued customer marks the value of quality, reliability and sharp customer focus. It also highlights our wide range of competences across marine technologies. 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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Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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