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Siem’s JOIDES Resolution getting compressed air system

Siem Offshore has contracted TMC Compressors to supply a new marine compressed air system to be retrofitted onboard research vessel JOIDES Resolution.

Under the contract, TMC will supply a complete marine compressed air system that consists of three large screw compressors plus refrigerant air dryers and filters to provide a constant supply of dry, clean air.

“This is a fascinating vessel that exemplifies how it is possible to convert upstream oil and gas competence and equipment and utilise it across other industry sectors,” said Hans Petter Tanum, TMC’s director of sales and business development.

“We have always emphasised energy efficiency as a key parameter for both shipowners and the environment. Through this equipment retrofit, we contribute our part towards making a green transition even more successful.”

JOIDES Resolution is a 143-meter long dynamically positioned non-riser drilling/coring vessel.

According to Siem, the vessel is capable of operating in water depths of 7,000 meters, and with holes cored to depths of 2,000 meters below the seafloor.