Golar LNG’s vessel, Gimi, will convert from a Moss LNG vessel to a floating LNG (FLNG) carrier. As part of the conversion, TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) will supply the compressed air system, Smart Air, which is the most energy efficient setup on the market. The conversion will be performed in Singapore at the Keppel Offshore and Marine Shipyard.
Overall, TMC will construct and deliver 7 Smart Air compressors, although the contract value is unknown. Following delivery, the Gimi will be placed at an offshore site on the boarder of Mauritania and Senegal.
The Director of Sales and Business Development at TMC, Hans Petter Tanum said, “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.”
The Gimi will be part of the Greater Tortue / Ahmeyim project, expected to provide 2.5 million tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG.