Photo: Shell's Bonga Main FPSO; Credit: Photographic Services, Shell International Limited

TMC to supply topside compressors for Shell’s Bonga FPSO

Norway’s TMC Compressors (TMC), a provider of compressed air systems for marine and offshore use, has been contracted to supply a complete offshore topside compressed air system to Shell’s Bonga Main FPSO in Nigeria.

TMC said on Monday it will deliver an offshore compressed air system consisting of three large compressors and control system to the Bonga Main FPSO.

The FPSO is located 120 kilometres southwest of the Niger Delta, in a water depth of more than 1,000 metres.

The three large compressors will be retrofitted onboard the Shell-operated Bonga Main FPSO, which became operational in 2005.

TMC has not disclosed the value of the contract.

The Bonga Main FPSO has a capacity of 225,000 b/d of oil and weighs more than 300,000 metric tonnes.

Hans Petter Tanum, TMC’s director of sales and business development, said: “Our offshore compressed air systems have been designed solely for marine and offshore use, which is why they are favoured by FPSO operators who do not wish to rely on sending service technicians offshore.

“Our compressors are designed so the vessel crew can maintain them on their own, alternatively in combination with online support from us”.