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ZPMC orders compressors to pipelay vessel

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World Pipelines,

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) has placed a substantial order with TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) to deliver a complete marine compressed air system to a pipelay vessel the Chinese shipbuilder is constructing.

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. TMC has not disclosed the value of the contract.

“As our scope of work suggests, this is a sizeable contract for us, for a large and impressive pipelay vessel. We will provide numerous very energy-efficient compressors designed to keep operating expenditure and emissions to air as low as possible for the vessel operator,” says Hans Petter Tanum, director of sales and business development at TMC.

ZPMC’s newbuild is a JSD6000 derrick pipelay vessel with an overall length of 215.88 m, a width of 49 m and a draft of 10.83 m. She can accommodate 399 people. The ship is equipped with 5000 t of full-slewing cranes, J-Lay, S-Lay two-type pipe laying system, 8-point positioning mooring system, and DP3 dynamic positioning system.

By optimising the layout scheme, the ship can effectively combine the two types of pipe laying systems, which can realise the single-ship pipelaying operation under shallow water, deep water and ultra-deep water. The laying pipe diameter covers 6 - 60 in., and the pipe laying has a maximum water depth of 3000 m.


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