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DSME opts for TMC’s compressors for two LNG carriers

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24 May 2023 – Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has chosen Norwegian supplier TMC Compressors (TMC) to deliver the marine compressed air system to two LNG carriers that the Korean shipbuilder is constructing for Greek shipowner Maran Gas Maritime.

TMC will deliver an energy-efficient marine compressed air system to the two LNG vessels, including control and service air compressors.

“In 2020, we were awarded a contract to deliver our marine compressed system to eight LNG vessels that DSME was building for Maran Gas Maritime. To secure more business from the same yard and shipowner is a confirmation that our systems deliver in line with their expectations to quality, energy use and operating expenditure,” says Hans Petter Tanum, TMC’s director of sales and business development.

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

The two 174,000 cubic metre LNG ships will equipped with a high-pressure dual-fuel propulsion engine and smart energy saving systems. They will be built at the Okpo Shipyard and are expected to be delivered in 2026.

“The global maritime industry’s increased focus on lowering emissions from their vessels is a development we welcome with open arms. Our marine compressed air systems are highly energy-efficient, which means that we tend to be the favoured supplier for yard and shipowners that are chasing emission and cost reductions as we do,” adds Tanum.

Maran Gas Maritime is a unit of Angelicoussis Shipping Group.

TMC is the world’s leading supplier of compressed air systems for marine and offshore use. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.