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Maersk selects TMC compressors.

Tamrotor Marine Compressors (TMC), the world's leading supplier of compressed air systems for marine and offshore use, has received orders for a total of 40 TMC SA 30 compressors for 20 18,000 teu ships ordered by Maersk Line.

For the largest capacity order in history, Maersk Line has chosen to order 2 x TMC SA 30 compressors for each of the 20 vessels ordered at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd in Korea (hull numbers 4250-4259 & 4262-4271).

"With this order, Maersk Line ensures the most environmentally sustainable compressed air production on board the ships, with a reduction in energy consumption by 40-50 per cent compared to conventional compressors," TMC said.

The 18,000 teu (Triple --E) containership is the world's largest ship type. The new ships will surpass the current industry records for fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions per container moved held by the Emma Maersk class vessels.

The A P Moller-Maersk Group is committed to developing environmentally sustainable solutions. In 2009 they became a signatory to the United Nations' Global Compact - 10 principles for ethical business behaviour in the areas of human rights, labour rights, environment and anti-corruption. In 2010 they adopted a formal sustainability strategy that they will enable them to systematically integrate sustainability into all their business processes. One of their strategies is "responsible procurement".

TMC Smart Air compressors utilise the latest energy-saving technology. This enables the compressor to precisely adjust the compressed air production according to the compressed air demand.

The company's Smart Air compressor

"It is always difficult to plan a ship's future requirements for compressed air. Therefore, owners often safeguard by oversizing the compressors based on estimated future needs," a TMC spokesman said.

"The installation is often based on a traditional compressor with too big capacity. The result is frequent starts/stops and frequent load/unload cycles with high start peaks and high energy consumption. The wear and tear on the compressor and the lifecycle cost will be high. TMC Smart Air automatically adjusts the air production and energy consumption to the actual compressed air requirements."

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, TMC is part of Norway's shipping history. The company is available worldwide through stock points in Oslo and Singapore, service points in Brazil, USA, Norway, Germany, Singapore, UAE, China, Japan and South Korea, and an agent network covering 30 countries.

Long experience

Representing more than 40 years of experience in the industry, TMC has won international recognition for innovative technology.

The product range consists of marine screw compressors, air dryers and filters for any demand of compressed air, including oil-free air. TMC has a world-wide service, spare part and sales network.

The TMC Smart Air range of compressors gives 40 per cent or more energy saving compared to conventional compressors. This substantially reduces the cost of running the compressor and also contributes to reducing harmful emissions. The company has ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAH 18001 certifications.

TMC compressors are available with approval by all the major classification societies - ABS, BV, DNV, GL, KR, LRS, RINA and others.

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