VARD has awarded TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) a contract to supply the marine compressed air system for two cruise ships under construction for Viking Cruises.
TMC’s will deliver a complete marine compressed air systemconsisting of instrument air compressors and air dryers, to each of the two newbuildings. TMC did not disclosed the value of its contract.
“As the international cruise sector increasingly emphasises reduced energy consumption and lower emissions to air, our compressed air systems are becoming progressively more popular amongst cruise operators and shipbuilders, simply because we can offer a highly energy efficient system that is also highly reliable, delivering reduced operational expenditure throughout the lifetime of the system. We are very thankful to VARD for this contract,” said Morten Orlien, TMC’s European sales manager.
The two new ships are scheduled to be delivered to Viking Cruises in the second quarters of 2021 and 2022, respectively. The vessel were designed by Vard Design in Aalesund, Norway, and will be completed at VARD’s Norwegian yards. The hulls will be built in Romania.
Viking Cruises also has an option for two additional vessels.