TMC supplying compressors for offshore Cameroon FLNG vessel
Golar LNG has contracted Tamrotor Marine Compressors to supply compressed air systems to the Hilli FLNG vessel.
TheHilli is undergoing a conversion from an ex-LNG carrier to a floating LNG (FLNG) production unit at Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.
The scope of work includes manufacturing and delivery of seven x 365 kW Smart Air compressors to be installed on board the vessel. TMC claims the Smart Air compressors save up to 50% on total energy costs compared to conventional compressors.
The contract value is undisclosed.
TheHilli is scheduled to commence operations at the Kribi field offshore Cameroon later this year.
Golar LNG will provide liquefaction, storage, and off-loading services under a tolling agreement to Cameroon’s state owned oil and gas company Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures and Perenco Cameroon as upstream joint venture partners.
It is anticipated that the allocated reserves will be produced at a rate of 1.2 million tons of LNG per annum, over an approximate eight-year period.
Per Kjellin, managing director of TMC, said: “FLNGHilli is a big installation that requires major compressor power. Although the vessel will be located in benign, near-shore waters, it is still an offshore environment that places strict demands on operational uptime – especially given the project’s ambitious production targets.”