CMA CGM Group has announced that its new 23,000TEU container ships fleet has received environmental certification from French class society Bureau Veritas.
The French carrier described this award as an “important milestone” in its programme of the construction of green mega vessels, which are expected to show a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions and cause no fine particle pollution.
The certifications were given specifically to the engines of the newbuildings, WinGD X92DF dual-fuel engines, which are fitted onboard the CMA CGM Jacques Saadé – the company’s future flagship – and its eight 23,000TEU sisterships.
An award ceremony was held on 26 May by videoconference flanked by teams from CMA CGM ships, Rodolphe Saadé, chairman & CEO of the CMA CGM Group, took part in the live broadcast of the certification ceremony for the WinGD X92DF dual-fuel engine.
The Marseille-based shipping firm claims that the WinGD X92DF is the world’s most powerful two-stroke dual-fuel engine ever built, while at 63,840kW, it delivers power equal to 60 wind turbines.