TMC supplying air compressors for Tortue FLNG vessel

Sept. 3, 2019

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) will supply seven large Smart Air compressors to Golar LNG’s Gimi FLNG vessel which will operate offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

The FLNG Gimi is currently undergoing a conversion from a Moss LNG carrier to a floating LNG (FLNG) production unit at Keppel Shipyard in Singapore

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

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.”

In 2017, TMC won a contract to deliver a similar Smart Air compressed air system to Golar LNG’s FLNG Hilli Episeyo.