TMC Compressors (TMC) has been contracted to supply environmentally friendly compressed air systems to four container ships
Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Company will build four 15,000-TEU neo-Panamax container vessels for Seaspan Corp. All vessels will be equipped with scrubbers.
Under the contract, TMC will supply the marine compressed air system to each of the four container ships, including a frequency controlled smart air compressor to provide service air on board.
TMC said its smart air compressors can offer up to 50% energy savings compared with conventional compressors.
“An increasing number of yards and container shipping companies are taking a lifecycle approach to both environmental footprint and operating costs – which often go hand in hand. That is certainly the case with our smart air compressors, which through reducing energy consumption by up to 50% also cut operating costs and CO2 emissions substantially,” said TMC director of sales and business development Hans Petter Tanum.
TMC’s smart air compressors are based on a frequency-controlled technology that offers precise control of the compressor speed. TMC said the speed of the electrical motor will adjust itself according to what is required to produce the exact air volume necessary to meet the actual compressed air consumption. In turn, lower air consumption requires less speed on the compressor and this directly results in less power consumption.
TMC has not disclosed the value of its contract.
Seaspan Corporation is a large, independent charter owner and manager of container ships, operating a fleet of more than 130 vessels.
TMC is a global supplier of compressed air systems for marine and offshore use. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
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