JUNE 22, 2018 — Oslo, Norway, headquartered TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) has signed a contract to supply complete marine compressed air systems for the two LNG-fueled Jones Act containerships under construction at the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, TX, for Pasha Hawaii.
TMC’s scope of work is to supply a complete marine compressed air system to each of the the two vessels, including control and service air compressors plus refrigerant air dryer. The company’s contract value is undisclosed.
Set for delivery in the first and third quarters of 2020, the 774-foot vessels will carry 2,525 TEUs, including a fully laden capacity of 500 45-foot containers, 400 refrigerated containers, and 300 40-foot dry containers.
According to Pasha Hawaii, the new vessels will operate fully on LNG from day one in service, significantly reducing environmental impact and increasing fuel efficiency. Energy savings will also be achieved with an optimized hull form and an underwater propulsion system with a high-efficiency rudder and propeller.
“It is always nice to be involved with vessels that are designed to keep both operational costs and harmful emissions to air to a minimum,” says Hans Petter Tanum, TMC’s director of sales and business development. “Not only is it good for our planet, but it is great to see that TMC’s compressor systems – with their low energy usage and high level of reliability – seem to be the favoured solution for such vessels. We will ensure that our marine compressors repay the faith that Keppel AmFELS and Pasha Hawaii have placed in them.”