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Thursday, October 15, 2020 

The recently-delivered ‘CMA CGM Jacques Saade’, the first 23,000 TEU container vessel to be powered by LNG, is equipped with a range of equipment from Wärtsilä, including fuel system, bridge and engine control equipment, water treatment plant and auxiliary engines.

container ships. This 400m long ship is named after Jacques Saadé, the visionary entrepreneur who founded the CMA CGM Group. It was built at the CSSC Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding yard in China.

This construction project mobilised the know-how and expertise of CMA CGM Group’s experts and their industrial partners, including Wärtsilä. In addition to LNG propulsion, to preserve air quality, the CMA CGM Jacques Saade features various technologies designed to deliver high efficiency and environmental sustainability. These include Wärtsilä’s fuel gas supply system, Wärtsilä’s Nacos Platinum integrated automation control system, the Propulsion Control system, a Sewage Treatment plant, as well as seals and bearings solutions. Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines will provide the auxiliary power for the vessel. The fuel gas supply system is fitted with Wärtsilä’s Operational Performance Improvement and Monitoring (Operim) system, which provides data in real-time to allow the system to operate at optimal efficiency at all times and in all weather and sea conditions.

Denis Hervé, Key Account Manager, Wärtsilä Marine Power, said: “The delivery of this vessel marks a further step in the shipping sector’s efforts to decarbonise its operations. The ship is notable not only for its size, but also for its onboard technologies. The Wärtsilä Operim solution, for example, is a central pillar in the company’s Smart Marine Ecosystem approach to delivering greater efficiency, better safety, and improved environmental performance, all of which are essential to the future of shipping.”

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