Thursday, January 28, 2021

Shipping: It Turns Out France's CMA CGM's Mega Ships Aren't Just Big....

....but also have the most powerful marine engines in the world.

And powered by LNG. 

[reposting, typo in the headline]

From Offshore Energy:

WinGD’s biggest X-DF dual-fuel engine wins Guinness World Records power title

WinGD’s 12X92DF engine has been awarded the Guinness World Records for the most powerful Otto-cycle engine ever built.

In tests carried out at engine builder CSSC-MES Diesel Co (CSSC-CMD) and verified by Guinness World Records, for the official record title ‘Most powerful marine internal combustion engine (otto cycle) commercially available’,  the 2,140-tonne engine demonstrated a power of 63,840 kW at a speed of 80 rpm.

The super-sized engines fueled from 18,600 cbm tanks, containing enough liquefied natural gas (LNG) to sail complete Asia to Europe round trip, will propel nine 23,000 TEU containerships operated by French shipping and logistics company CMA CGM.
These ships are the result of seven years of research and development, and a concentration of technological innovations.... 


We have a lot of posts on these ships.