French LNG containment giant GTT has signed a technical services agreement with compatriot shipping firm CMA CGM for the latter’s 49 LNG-powered containerships.
Paris-based GTT said in a statement it will provide CMA CGM with maintenance and operation services for the “biomethane and e-methane ready” container vessels, all equipped with GTT’s Mark III, Mark III Flex, and Recycool technologies.
The firm did not provide the price the of the deal.
This agreement includes GTT on-site technical assistance for inspection, maintenance, repairs, operations, and engineering services.
Moreover, GTT Training will offer its training program for onshore personnel and CMA CGM sea going crew.
This program encompasses LNG training for the crews, supported by GTT’s G-Sim training simulator, designed to replicate the future LNG operations of the vessels, GTT said.
CMA CGM will also benefit from access to the HEARS emergency hotline, which enables ship-owners and their crews to contact GTT’s experts 24/7 to respond to operational issues.
Furthermore, GTT will equip these ships with Ascenz Marorka’s high frequency data collection systems to monitor and optimize their operational performance while continuously reducing energy consumption and emissions.
CMA CGM onshore and offshore personnel will have access to Ascenz Marorka online platform and will benefit from advanced features like voyage management, vessel performance monitoring, and as LNG fuel management, GTT said.