Fincantieri has contracted TMC Compressors (TMC) to supply compressed air systems to the four vessels building for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH).
Under the contract, TMC will provide two 44 kW marine water-cooled compressors and two air cooled air dryers for control and service air on board each of the four vessels. The contract value was not undisclosed.
TMC also has an option to deliver similar compressed air systems to the two additional vessels that Fincantieri has on option for NCLH.
“Needless to say, to win a contract to equip four fantastic cruise ships is great news. To also have an option for two additional vessels is a fantastic bonus,” said Per Kjellin, TMC Compressors Managing Director.
The four 140,000 gt ships with a capacity of 3,300 pax each, are scheduled to be delivered from Fincantieri in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025, while the options will be delivered in 2026 and 2027 if exercised.
The new class of ships will build upon the highly successful offering of freedom and flexibility found on the brand’s most recent ‘Breakaway-Plus’ class ships and feature a host of innovative designs. A priority of the prototype design is energy efficiency, with the aim of optimising fuel consumption and reducing the impact on the environment.
“While a lot of features on board a cruise ship can be both spectacular and exclusive, you want the on board compressed air system to be robust, reliable and working exactly as it should with a minimum amount of fuss. That is what Fincantieri and NCLH will get from TMC. The vessels’ crew can easily maintain the system themselves, without the need for a service technician, which helps keep operational costs to a minimum,” Kjellin added.
TMC will deliver the equipment to Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri Ponente (Genoa), Italy