Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has chosen Norway-based supplier TMC Compressors to deliver the marine compressed air system to 12 LNG carriers the Korean shipbuilder is constructing for an undisclosed client.

TMC secures compressor deliveries to 12 LNG carriers

TMC will deliver a complete marine compressed air system – including control, service air and N2 compressors – to each of the 12 LNG vessels.

TMC will manufacture the equipment in Europe and ship it to SHI in Korea. TMC has not disclosed the value of the contract.

“It goes without saying that being chosen to supply the compressed air system to 12 vessels is a major award. We are highly familiar with SHI’s expectations and demands to their subcontractors, and SHI know are compressor technology well. Shipbuilders are focusing more and more on lifecycle cost and emissions of their vessels, which means that our energy efficient compressors are increasingly favoured,” says Hans Petter Tanum, TMC’s director of sales and business development.

The 12 LNG carriers will each have a capacity of 174,000 cubic metres LNG.

TMC is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. The company is globally recognised as the leading supplier of compressed air systems for marine and offshore use.