International compressor supplier TMC Compressors (TMC) has been awarded a contract to supply complete marine compressed air systems for two VLCCs currently being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea.
VLCC BW Utik - Image courtesy: BW Group
Under the contract, TMC will supply a control air compressor system and a service air compressor system to each of the two vessels. The contract value is undisclosed.
DSME is currently constructing the two VLCCs (very large crude carriers) for Singapore-based BW Tankers, a subsidiary of the BW Group. Both VLCCs will be 318,000 dwt and are scheduled to be delivered in 2018.
“The new-build market for VLCCs has been quite flat in the past couple of years, so securing some of the orders around is key for any supplier in this segment. In a challenging market, a ship-owner will always veer towards the most reliable technology. Hence, we believe this order confirms our ability to combine market-leading compressor quality with competitive prices,” says Per Kjellin, managing director of TMC.
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