Wärtsilä to supply 60 engines to 12 CMA CGM vessels

Finnish supplier Wärtsilä has bagged an order for 60 auxiliary engines as well as controls systems on 12 new vessels going to container carrier CMA CGM. The ships will sail on liquefied natural gas, LNG.

LNG-powered container ship from CMA CGM. | Photo: PR/CMA CGM

French container line CMA CGM has ordered systems for fuel injection and engine control for 12 liquefied natural gas-powered container ships from Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä.

According to a statement by Wärtsilä, the order pertains to two series totaling 12 vessels of each 13,000 teu and 15,000 teu, respectively. Six 13,000-teu ships will be constructed by Chinese shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, while six 15,000-teu vessels are set to be built by Jiangnan Shipyard.

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