Oslo, Norway, headquartered TMC Compressors (TMC) is to supply complete marine compressed air systems for two VLCCs currently under construction for Singapore-based BW Tankers, a subsidiary of the BW Group.
The ships are being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea. Under the contract, TMC will supply a control air compressor system and a service air compressor system to each of the two vessels. Contract value is undisclosed.
Both VLCCs will be 318,000 dwt and are scheduled to be delivered in 2018.
"The new-build market for VLCCs has been quite flat in the past couple of years, so securing some of the orders around is key for any supplier in this segment," says Per Kjellin, managing director of TMC. "In a challenging market, a ship-owner will always veer towards the most reliable technology. Hence, we believe this order confirms our ability to combine market-leading compressor quality with competitive prices."