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TMC to supply compressed air system to Golar LNG

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TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) has announced that it has won a contract to supply an energy efficient compressed air system to Golar LNG’s Gimi floating LNG (FLNG) vessel, which will operate offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

The Gimi vessel is currently undergoing a conversion from a Moss LNG carrier to an FLNG unit at Keppel Offshore & Marine’s Shipyard in Singapore.

According to the statement, TMC’s scope of work includes the manufacture and delivery of seven large Smart Air compressors to be installed on board the FLNG unit. The company has not disclosed the value of the contract.

Hans Petter Tanum, director of sales and business development at TMC, said: “Our Smart Air compressor technology offers precise control of the compressor speed, which means that they can run more efficiently than traditional compressors. As a result, Smart Air compressors offer up to 50% reduction in energy consumption, with similar reduction in CO2 emissions and operational costs.”

When completed, Gimi will be stationed at a nearshore hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border as part of the first phase of the Greater Tortue/Ahmeyim project. It is designed to produce an average of approximately 2.5 million tpy of LNG.

Tanum added: “Golar LNG is dedicated to reducing both the environmental footprint and operating expenditure of the Gimi FLNG. Our Smart Air compressors are specially designed for marine application and lowest possible energy consumption, so I believe they are a good match for the vessel’s strict requirements.”

In 2017, TMC claims it was awarded a contract to deliver a similar Smart Air compressed air system to Golar LNG’s Hilli Episeyo FLNG unit.

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