TMC to supply energy-efficient compressors to Seaspan’s boxships

Norway-based compressed air system supplier TMC Compressors (TMC) has been contracted to supply eco-friendly compressed air systems to four containerships for Seaspan Corporation.

As disclosed, the four 15,000 TEU vessels are being built at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Company and will be equipped with scrubbers.

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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 onboard, the company revealed.

“It is encouraging to see that an increasing number of yards and container shipping companies take a lifecycle approach to both environmental footprint and operating costs – which often go hand in hand,” Hans Petter Tanum, TMC’s director of sales and business development stated.

The company claims that its Smart Air compressors reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent and also cut operating costs and CO2 emissions substantially.

TMC’s Smart Air compressors are based on a frequency-controlled technology that offers precise control of the compressor speed.

This means that 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 at all times.

In turn, lower air consumption requires less speed on the compressor and this directly results in less power consumption, according to the company.

TMC has not disclosed the value of its contract.

Last month, the company announced that it signed a deal with South Korean shipbuilding company Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to install marine air lubrication systems (ALS) to five newbuild LNG carriers.

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