OSLO, Norway – Keppel FELS has contracted TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) to deliver a marine compressed air system to the first mid-water semisubmersible drilling rig the yard is building for Awilco Drilling.
The work scope includes a complete marine compressed instrument air system that consists of a compressor bank with a combination of both base-load and frequency-controlled TMC Smart Air instrument air compressors, which is said to reduce energy waste up to 50%. The company will also supply associated air dryers and filters.
The system will be equipped with peak shaving technology, which reduces power consumption during periods of maximum demand on the onboard power supply. This, according to TMC, will reduce energy consumption and keep operational costs to a minimum.
The contract value was not disclosed.
The CS 60 ECO MW design semisub is scheduled for delivery in March 2021.