Asymmetric Rudder Technology and ESPAC™ for CMA CGM vessels
11 September 2014
Three other container vessels being built for the CMA CGM Group will be equipped with ESPAC™ rudders. The 390m long vessels are designed by MARIC (Marine Design & Research Institute of China) and are being built at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard. The asymmetrical ESPAC™ rudders have a surface area of 97m². The ESPAC™ (Energy Saving Package) consists of a propulsion package which is tailor-made to meet customer requirements. MMG and Van der Velden combine the advantages of an optimised propeller and an asymmetric leading edge rudder with a propulsion bulb and adapted hub caps.
All vessels will be employed by CMA CGM for the overseas trade between Asia and Europe.