Wärtsilä supplies CMA CGM with LNG FGSS for four 23,000 TEU boxships

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Wärtsilä has announced that it would supply the LNG Fuel Gas Supply (FGSS) systems for four new 23,000 TEU container vessels being built for CMA CGM at the Chinese shipyard Hudong Zhonghua.

This latest order, which was booked as order intake by Wärtsilä in Q2 2023, represents a continuation of Wärtsilä’s supply of fuel gas supply systems to CMA CGM vessels. 

During the past six years, Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply 30 of the company’s newbuild vessels with FGSS systems. 

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Wärtsilä’s full scope of supply includes the system engineering, a dedicated material package, the boil-off gas compressor (BOGC) skid delivery, as well as the supervision, commissioning, and testing of the FGS systems.

Harald Øverland, Sales Manager, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions, said: “Our relationship with both the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard and CMA CGM has been strong, and this repeat order endorses the value of that relationship.

“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.”

The Wärtsilä equipment will be delivered to the yard in early 2024. The first two vessels are scheduled to be delivered in Q4 2025, followed by the other two in the second half of 2026.

In August 2023, Wärtsilä announced that it will supply methanol-fuelled auxiliary engines for French giant CMA CGM.

That same month, Wärtsilä announced that its battery electric propulsion system and waterjets will power the world’s largest battery electric ship.

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