TMC to equip newbuild FPSO

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International compressor supplier TMC Compressors (TMC) has won a contract from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (SWS) to supply the marine compressed air system to a newbuild FPSO the yard is currently constructing for SBM Offshore.

SBM Offshore is the same company that has been awarded contracts for the Liza development project in Guyana, which includes one to construct, install, lease and operate the FPSO Liza Destiny.

TMC’s scope of work, in relation to the contract from Shanghai, is to provide a compressed air system consisting of 4 x 400 kW service air compressors with associated air dryers and filters. TMC will supply the equipment to SWS’s yard in Shanghai.

TMC’s contract value is undisclosed.

“There seems to be a recovery under way in floating production market. Encouragingly, TMC’s marine compressors are increasingly being selected for major FPSO developments,” says Per Kjellin, managing director of TMC Compressors.

SWS is a wholly owned subsidiary of China CSSC Holding Ltd., a publicly listed company controlled by China State Shipbuilding Corporation. SWS’ yard is located along the mouth of the Yangtze River in China. SWS covers an area of 5 million square meters with waterfronts of 4 kilometres in total.

“The SWS yard clearly stated that they want equipment that has been specifically developed for marine applications – not land-based compressors that have been marinised. We are very thankful for yards that choose to have a life-of-field quality focus which goes over and beyond their contractual obligations for newbuilds,” says Per Kjellin.

TMC is the world’s leading supplier of compressed air systems for marine and offshore use. The company is a thoroughbred supplier of marine compressors, based on 40 years’ heritage in the marine and offshore industries. The company is headquartered in Oslo, with sales and service offices all over the world.

Source: TMC Compressors