CMA CGM will take delivery on March 18 in South Korea of the world's first containership fitted with an oil recovery system designed to prevent marine pollution.
French ocean carrier CMA CGM will take delivery on March 18 in South Korea of the world's first containership fitted with an oil recovery system designed to prevent marine pollution. The system on the 11,400-TEU CMA CGM Andromeda consists of a series of strategically interlocked pipes that allow, if required, a rapid recovery of oil contained in the tanks without having to open a hole in the vessel's hull.
Initially designed for crude oil tankers, the "Fast Oil Recovery System" was adapted to container ships by CMA CGM's newbuilding department and French company JLMD Ecologic.
The vessel features several other new environmental technologies, including an electronically controlled engine which cuts fuel and lubricants consumption by three percent and 25 percent respectively and an optimized hull design and a twisted leading edge rudder that improve its hydrodynamics.
The CMA CGM Andromeda is also equipped with a last generation multi-chamber compactor for extensive waste recycling on board and equipment allowing the use of alternative maritime power while the vessel is berthed.