Chinese shipyard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC), on Friday (14 October) started construction on the third out of six LNG-powered containerships for global player in sea, land, air and logistics solutions CMA CGM group.
A steel cutting ceremony was held to mark the start of the construction of the 13,000 TEU LNG powered containership, designed by 708th Research Institute of CSSC.
Hudong-Zhonghua and Jiangnan Shipyard are each building six LNG-powered ships for CMA CGM under a deal announced in April 2021.
The total length of the vessel is 336 metres and the width is 51 metres. It adopts Mark III membrane containment technology and uses the dual-fuel WinGD main engine. After the completion of this series of ships, they will become the largest dual-fuel container ships operating in the South American route.
Manifold Times previously reported GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz), an engineering firm specialising in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied natural gas (LNG), announcing it has been chosen to design the cryogenic fuel tanks of 12 new LNG fuelled container vessels for the CMA CGM group.
The twelve vessels will be delivered between the last quarter of 2023 and the third quarter of 2024.
Related: GTT to design LNG bunker fuel tanks for 12 CMA CGM Group container newbuildings
Photo credit: China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited
Published: 17 October, 2022
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