TMC Wins Conversion Contract For Matson’s Containership

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A recent news article published in the LNG Prime states that TMC wins gig for Matson’s containership conversion.

C-LNG Solutions 

Singapore-based C-LNG Solutions has contracted Norwegian firm TMC Compressors to deliver boil-off gas compressors to a US-built containership that is currently being converted to LNG dual-fuel propulsion.

Earlier this year, C-LNG Solutions won a contract from US firm Matson to provide its LNG fuel gas supply system for the 3,220-teu LNG-ready, Daniel K. Inouye, built in 2018 by US-based Philly Shipyard.

C-LNG will supply three 1350-cbm type C LNG fuel tanks with in-tank pumps and tank gauging system, low-pressure vaporizer and buffer tank, glycol-water system, and N2 system.

The firm has subcontracted TMC to provide the boil-off gas compressors to C-LNG’s fuel gas supply system.

These boil-off gas compressors can work on both dual-fuel vessels, for example LNG in combination with bunker oil, and single-fuel LNG vessels.

Norway-headquartered TMC said in a statement it would manufacture the boil-off gas compressors in the Nordic region and ship it to a Chinese yard which is converting the containership.

The price tag of the deal

TMC firm did not reveal the price tag of the deal.

Besides these two firms, Germany’s MAN Energy Solutions won a contract from Matson to retrofit the main engine of the containership in question.

MAN’s after-sales division, MAN PrimeServ, will retrofit the vessel’s 7S90ME-C engine to an MAN 7S90ME-GI type capable of operating on LNG and fuel oil.

Matson previously said it expects to invest about $35 million in the LNG installation on Daniel K. Inouye.

It also recently ordered three new 3,600-teu LNG-powered Aloha Class containerships at compatriot Philly Shipyard for about $1 billion.

 

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Source: LNG Prime

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