TMC Compressors To Supply for Chinese Shipbuilder


Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) has placed an order with TMC Compressors to supply a marine compressed air system for a news pipelay vessel, says an article published in Offshore Energy Today.

What would TMC provide?

TMC will supply a major marine compressed air system consisting of 

  • four working air compressors, 
  • four desiccant air dryers, 
  • two instrument air compressors, and desiccant air dryers, 
  • four starting air compressors, 
  • four high-pressure compressors for the vessel’s tensioning system, 
  • plus four high-pressure air dryers.

The company did not disclose the value of the contract but did describe the deal as “substantial.”

Newbuild vessel spec

ZPMC’s newbuild is a JSD6000 derrick pipelay vessel with:

  • An overall length of 215.88 meters, a width of 49 meters, and draft of 10.83 meters.
  • It can accommodate 399 people and is equipped with: 
    • 5,000 tonnes of full-slewing cranes, 
    • J-Lay and S-Lay two-type pipe laying system, 
    • eight-point positioning mooring system, and 
    • DP3 dynamic positioning system.
  • The ship can effectively combine the two types of pipe laying systems, which can realize the single ship pipelaying operation under shallow water, deep water, and ultra-deepwater.
  • The laying pipe diameter covers 6-60 inches, and the pipe laying has a maximum water depth of 3,000 meters.

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Source: Offshore Engineer Today


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