Norway’s TMC Compressors will provide a complete offshore topside compressed air system to the Bonga Main vessel offshore Nigeria.
The company said it would provide the system, consisting of three large compressors and a control system, to the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The FPSO is 120 km southwest of the Niger Delta, in more than 1,000 metres of water.
TMC did not reveal the value of the contract.
“Our offshore compressed air systems have been designed solely for marine and offshore use, which is why they are favoured by FPSO operators who do not wish to rely on sending service technicians offshore,” said TMC’s director of sales and business development Hans Petter Tanum.
“Our compressors are designed so the vessel crew can maintain them on their own, alternatively in combination with online support from us.”
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Co. (SNEPCo) operates the FPSO, which started producing in 2005. The vessel can produce 225,000 barrels per day of oil and weighs more than 300,000 tonnes.
TMC won work to provide a compressed air system to the Anna Nery FPSO in September 2020. The company will deliver this offshore Brazil.
The Norwegian company has also worked on SBM Offshore’s Fast4Ward model. This work involved participating on the Liza Unity FPSO, which is due to begin producing oil offshore Guyana in 2022.