CMA CGM has chosen Wärtsilä to supply the LNG fuel gas supply systems (FGSS) to four new-build 23,000 TEU container vessels that are being built at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding yard in China. Over the past six years, Wärtsilä has supplied 30 of CMA CGA’s new-build vessels with FGSS.
Wärtsilä’s supply contract consists of system engineering, a dedicated material package and boil-off gas compressor skid delivery. The technology company will also be responsible for supervising, commissioning and testing the supplied systems.
The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the shipyard in early 2024, ahead of the first two vessels being delivered in Q4 2025. Two further vessels will be delivered in the second part of 2026.
“Our relationship with both the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard and CMA CGM has been strong, and this repeat order endorses the value of that relationship,” commented Harald Øverland, sales manager at Wärtsilä Gas Solutions. “Our dedicated engineering ensures that all specific operational and classification society requirements are met, and that the system functions reliably and efficiently under all conditions.”
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