VLCCs to be fitted with TMC compressors

Apr 07 2017

Compressor supplier TMC Compressors (TMC) has won a contract to supply marine compressed air systems for two VLCCs.

The vessels are currently being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for BW Tankers.

Under the contract, TMC will supply a control air compressor system and a service air compressor system to each of the two vessels. The contract value was not revealed.

Both VLCCs will be of 318,000 dwt and are scheduled to be delivered in 2018.

“The newbuild market for VLCCs has been quite flat in the past couple of years, so securing some of the orders around is key for any supplier in this segment. In a challenging market, a shipowner will always veer towards the most reliable technology. Hence, we believe this order confirms our ability to combine market-leading compressor quality with competitive prices,” said Per Kjellin, TMC managing director

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