TMC Compressors has been awarded a contract by Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCCL) to supply marine compressors to be retrofitted on board the ’Enchantment of the Seas’.
This contract comes some 24 years after TMC delivered the original compressors to the ship.
“To run a marine compressed air system for 24 years is impressive. It is worth pointing out that the old system is still functioning well, but RCCL wants to upgrade to a more energy efficient system as part of the company’s sustainability efforts,”said Hans Petter Tanum, TMC Compressor’s Director of sales and business development.
Under the contract, TMC Compressors will provide four instrument and control air compressors, which will allow RCCL to upgrade the on board marine compressed air system.
TMC supplied the original marine compressed air system to the cruise ship in 1997 when she was under construction at then Kvaerner Masa Yards in Finland (now Meyer Turku).
“’Enchantment of the Seas’ is an old but highly distinguished lady that has undergone major upgrades since 1997. The installation of the new and upgraded marine compressed air system is, however, a relatively straightforward job that does not require much time or resources.
“Our equipment is pretty much ‘plug and play’, which is why it is favoured by the majority of vessel owners,” Tanum added.