TMC to supply compressors for Gimi FLNG

International compressor supplier TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) has been awarded a contract to supply a compressed air system to Golar LNG’s Gimi FLNG vessel, which will operate offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

Tortue Ahmeyim project illustration

FLNG Gimi is currently undergoing a conversion from a Moss LNG carrier to a floating LNG (FLNG) production unit at Keppel Offshore & Marine’s Shipyard in Singapore.

Keppel received the Final Notice to Proceed from Gimi MS Corporation, a subsidiary of Golar LNG, to start full conversion works for the Gimi FLNG back in April 2019. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 1H 2022.

TMC said on Monday that its scope of work includes manufacturing and delivery of seven large Smart Air compressors to be installed on board the FLNG Gimi. The company has not disclosed the value of the contract.

“Our Smart Air compressor technology offers precise control of the compressor speed, which means that they can run more efficiently than traditional compressors. As a result, Smart Air compressors offer up to 50 percent reduction in energy consumption, with similar reduction in CO2 emissions and operational costs,” says Hans Petter Tanum, director of sales and business development at TMC.

When completed, the Gimi FLNG will be stationed at a nearshore hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border as part of the first phase of the BP-operated Greater Tortue / Ahmeyim project. The Gimi FLNG is designed to produce an average of approximately 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum.

In 2017, TMC won a contract to deliver a similar Smart Air compressed air system to Golar LNG’s FLNG Hilli Episeyo.

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