CMA CGM Christophe Colomb

Peter B
10th November 2009, 22:52
CMA CGM has taken delivery of the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb, said to be the first of a series of eight 13300 teu vessels.
I have tried in vain to find technical information on her (except the usual length/beam/draft press hype).
Perhaps someone here can provide more information about her propulsion plant, gen-sets, reefer capacity, etc.?

exsailor
15th November 2009, 07:58
Peter,

A little more information can be found at http://www.containership-info.com/vessel_9453559.html . Not fully stated is the registered owners are CMA CGM (UK) Ltd.

Dennis.

bobs
15th November 2009, 09:42
You can read the CMA CGM press release on the new ship at http://www.cma-cgm.com/en/AboutUs/PressRoom/Press-Release_CMA-CGM-takes-delivery-of-its-first-13-300-teu-ship-a-giant-of-the-seas-_8446.aspx

RobW
17th November 2009, 13:22
Actually she's registered to Nieuhof SNC - a French leasing company and flies the French (FIS) flag. The standard yard spec provides for 1,000 reefer sockets and a MAN B&W 12K98MC-C main engine rated at 93,160kw.

Peter B
17th November 2009, 16:34
Thank you for all your info gentlemen.
The standard yard spec provides for 1,000 reefer sockets and a MAN B&W 12K98MC-C main engine rated at 93,160kw.
RobW, 93160 kW for a 12K98MC-C doesn't sound right. According to the B&W papers I have managed to find, the rated output is 68520 / 72240 kW for a 12K98MC-C7 / 12K98MC-C6, respectively.
The figures for the 14-cylinder version is 79940 / 84280 kW. What is the source of your information?

RobW
18th November 2009, 16:21
Sorry Peter - I meant BHP !

Peter B
19th November 2009, 02:12
Sorry Peter - I meant BHP !
Ah, well, that makes sense! Just about matches the 68520 kW stated by MAN B&W for the 12K98MC-C7.

Billieboy
19th November 2009, 05:09
Ah, well, that makes sense! Just about matches the 68520 kW stated by MAN B&W for the 12K98MC-C7.

All these bang and wallop electric donkeys! Time they switched to LED Lights!

Peter B
19th November 2009, 11:48
All these bang and wallop electric donkeys! Time they switched to LED Lights!
He he, you're not alone in thinking that, Billieboy :D
I, for one, is a "strictly SI" bloke. In my opinion it is about bloody time we get rid of miles, yards, feet, inches, pounds, gallons, degrees Fahrenheit...and.....dare I say it....horsepower! (EEK)
Of course, the real madness sets in once you combine those weird units into PSI, BTU, GPM, etc.[=P]

Ok, now blow me out of the water.(Ouch)

afranstar
8th December 2009, 21:47
Thank you for all your info gentlemen.

RobW, 93160 kW for a 12K98MC-C doesn't sound right. According to the B&W papers I have managed to find, the rated output is 68520 / 72240 kW for a 12K98MC-C7 / 12K98MC-C6, respectively.
The figures for the 14-cylinder version is 79940 / 84280 kW. What is the source of your information?

As an update to the discussions in this thread regarding the main engine, the latest CMA CGM press release quotes the engine as a Wartsila 14RT Flex 96C and probaly accounts for the discrepancies in rated output against MAN/B&W model
PDF available from Marine log with some really innovative design details incorporated in hull design. Hope this helps.

Peter B
9th December 2009, 07:03
As an update to the discussions in this thread regarding the main engine, the latest CMA CGM press release quotes the engine as a Wartsila 14RT Flex 96C and probaly accounts for the discrepancies in rated output against MAN/B&W model
PDF available from Marine log with some really innovative design details incorporated in hull design. Hope this helps.
Thank you for that info, but actually no!
The Wärtsila 14RT Flex 96C is the same as installed in the Maersk 'E'-class, developing 80,080 kW (108,800 bhp). Doesn't really fit the previously mentioned figure of 93,160, whether that is kW or bhp.

Do you have a link to the mentioned press release?

PS: In the Maersk 'E'-class the engine is aided by two electric shaft motors, each developing 9 MW (12,230 bhp). Still, the Christophe Colomb is a considerably smaller vessel.