South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has contracted Norwegian company TMC Compressors (TMC) to supply the marine compressed air system for two LNG carriers being built for BW LNG
Under the contract, TMC will supply three Smart Air compressors for service and control air on each of the two LNG carriers, Hull 2509 and 2510. TMC has also delivered a similar marine compressed air system to each of the seven other LNG carriers that are part of the nine-vessel series that DSME has or is constructing for BW LNG.
Each LNG carrier will have a length of 295 m and capacity of 174,000 m3 and be equipped with dual-fuel, two-stroke MAN B&W ME-GI engines using high-pressure gas injection, delivering high efficiency and significant reductions in CO2, NOx and SOx emissions. The vessels are being built to DNV GL class and will have GTT No96 membrane cargo containment systems.
Overall, BW LNG has 29 vessels, including its operating fleet, floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) and newbuilds.
“When you look at yard and shipowner’s focus on choosing technologies that reduce environmental footprint and operating cost, our Smart Air compressors are obviously a good fit for the vessels,” said TMC director of sales and business development Hans Petter Tanum.
TMC reports that its Smart Air compressors reduce energy consumption and associated emissions and operating expenses by up to 50% compared to conventional compressors.