CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE, VESSEL WITH EXCEPTIONAL DIMENSIONS
Since 2012 and the CMA CGM MARCO POLO (vessel with a capacity of 16,020 TEUs), containerships, bearing the names of great explorers started to join the fleet of the group.
By 2015, 6 new vessels of 18,000 TEUs will enter the fleet: after the CMA CGM Kerguelen, the CMA CGM GOEORG FORSTER and the CMA CGM VASCO DE GAMA, the CMA CGM Bougainville becomes the flagship of the fleet of the CMA CGM Group and the second vessel of the series under French flag,
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VESSEL
- Overall length: 398m
- Overall Width: 54m
- Draft: 16m
- Reefer plugs: 1,254 plugs
- Engine: MAN B&W 11S90ME-C9.2
- Shipyard: Samsung Heavy Industries
- Year of construction: 2015
- Delivery date: August 2015
- Vessel type: cellular
- Capacity: 17,722 TEU
- Service: French Asia Line (FAL)
- Owner / operator: CMA CGM
- Pavilion: France
- Power: 64,000 kW
AN OPTIMIZED LAYOUT, AN ENHANCED SECURITY
The CMA CGM 18,000 TEUs ships have an optimized layout. Located at the front of the vessel, the castle maximizes the use of space while providing better visibility from the bridge and gives the ship more resistance to torsion.
This layout also allows for the fuel tank to be placed under the castle. They are therefore protected by the ship’s double hull, which makes the vessel in compliance with the MARPOL 12A regulation. At the rear of the vessel, the engine room is located near the propeller, which limits the space loss that could result from a propeller shaft crossing the ship.
The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE layout is especially optimized thanks to :
- An increased castle height
- Raised lashing gateways enabling containers’ support raised by 3 different heights
- Containers’ safety reinforced through external lashing
A MODEL OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Renowned for its leadership in technology, its efficient fleet but also its commitment to sustainable development, every year CMA CGM places more emphasis on innovation.
Shipping is the most environmentally friendly mode of transport
Shipping is the most environmentally friendly mode of transport. It is 70 times less polluting than flying. The group CMA CGM has always steadily reduce its environmental footprint.
CMA CGM has reduced, since 2005 its CO2 emission by conteneur transporté by 50%.
While the group fleet averaged at 116g of CO2 emission/km per container shipped back in 2005, the latest environmental technologies used by the Group CMA CGM have helped reducing those emissions to the historically low average of 60g of CO2/km. And the new Group’s containerships are even more efficient: In fact, the CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE CO2 emissions average at only 37g of CO2/km for each container.
The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE energetic efficiency is superior to the 2025 standards.
The latest generation engine MAN B&W 11S90 ME – C9.2, developed specifically for CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE, allows a better energy efficiency, by being better suited to slow steaming, and in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Technological innovation for energy efficiency
Electronic injection engine
This latest generation of engines considerably reduces consumption of fuel (-3% on average) and for oil (-25%).
Exhaust by-pass system
The vessel’s design has been specifically adapted for slow-steaming by fitting the main engine with an exhaust by-pass system to improve energy efficiency at low loads, and thereby reducing fuel consumption by around 1.5% at slow speeds.
Twisted leading edge rudder
This system improves the vessel’s hydrodynamics (optimizing water flow), significantly reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The addition of a bulb on the rudder, innovative technology implemented on the CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE, helped to improve the energy performance of the vessel.
Optimized hull design
The hull design improves significantly the vessel’s propulsion in the water.
Connection to the port’s electricity supply
The vessel has been pre-fitted with all the necessary equipment to connect to a port’s electricity supply during pier operations.
The replacement of the bulb by a thinner one, allows vessels to be optimized for their new operating speed without reducing their maximum speed.
INNOVATE TO PRESERVE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
Additional equipment for better safety
The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE is also fitted with the Fast Oil Recovery System, a pollution management technology. This simple, reliable and safe system allows hydrocarbons in the fuel bunkers to be quickly recovered without having to go through the hull.
The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE has an extra decanting tank. Additional tanks allow bilge water, engine and grey water to be treated. In addition, all equipment on deck is electric to eliminate problems with hydraulic fluid leaks.
A new ballast water treatment system
To protect the marine environment and wildlife from foreign organisms which travel in ballast water, the CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE is equipped with an approved ballast water treatment system, although this regulation is not yet in force. Treated directly when it is pumped on board and again during ballasting operations, ballast water is filtered and passed under UV lamps so that water rejected at sea is totally cleared of any living organisms. The system was specifically chosen by CMA CGM as there are no chemical products being rejected into the sea.
The Group was also the first one to test a non-polluting paint silicone for its vessels’ hull.