TMC to deliver compressor systems to Yinson’s Anna Nery FPSO
Malaysian FPSO provider Yinson has contracted TMC Compressors to deliver a marine compressed air system to FPSO Anna Nery bound for the Marlim 2 oil field in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.
TMC said on Monday that the compressed air system would consist of four large capacity service and instrument air compressors with associated air dryers and filters. The company has not disclosed the value of the contract.
It is worth reminding that Yinson secured the contract in October 2019 to convert a 2002-built crude oil tanker Falcon into the Anna Nery FPSO and the firm will be the operator and conduct maintenance of the vessel.
The FPSO vessel will be installed on the Marlim 2 oil field in the Campos Basin 150 kilometres offshore Brazil, in a water depth of 930 meters.
The Anna Nery FPSO will be able to produce 70,000 barrels of oil and 4 million cubic metres of gas per day. The production start-up is scheduled for 2023. The units will be operated and chartered for 25 years.
Hans Petter Tanum, TMC’s director of sales and business development, said: “When you operate far from shore, you need powerful and reliable air supply onboard. Our marine compressed air systems have been designed solely for marine and offshore use.
“We never utilise compressors that have been developed for land-based applications and since marinized. We believe this approach has made us the favoured system provider for most FPSO operators”.
TMC will manufacture the equipment in Europe and deliver it to Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry’s yard in Qidong, China, which has been tasked with converting the 308,900 dwt Falcon to the Anna Nery.
“We are proud to be chosen as a supplier to support Yinson’s first vessel to operate in Brazilian waters”, Tanum added.
Recently, ABB signed an agreement with Yinson for electrical, control and telecommunication equipment and services for the Anna Nery FPSO.
Also, Yinson awarded Royal IHC a contract last month for the supply of a tandem mooring and offloading system and a riser pull-in system for the same FPSO.