CSSC to produce 16 large container vessels for CMA CGM
China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has signed a cooperation agreement with France’s CMA CGM Group to produce 16 large container vessels worth more than 21 billion yuan (about 3 billion U.S. dollars).
The contract signed between China State Shipbuilding Corporation and CMA CGM Group, marked the largest single contract by value that a China’s shipbuilder has ever received. A total of 12 methanol-powered dual-fuel container ships with a capacity of 15,000 TEUs and four 23,000-TEU LNG dual-fuel vessels are involved in the deals.
The 15,000 TEU ships will be built by Jiangnan Shipbuilding and Dalian Shipbuilding, both part of CSSC. They will measure 366-meters in length with a beam of 51 meters.
The 23,000 TEU ships will be built by CSSC shipyards and will measure 399.9-meters in length with a beam of 61.3 meters. The series of ships are believed to be the first in China built with dual-fuel methanol capability as reported in the media.