A 150,000-DWT Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) Unit 5 of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin) disembarked on April 26, bound for Bach Ho oil field.
The FS05, built by Vinashin, will anchor at Bach Ho oilfield in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau to be handed over to the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) in the next 20 days.
The FS05, a seagoing vessel built in mid 2007 and launched on January 14, 2009 will be used to store and export oil. Its oil storage was designed by the UK’s Monobuoy firm under the supervision of ABS of the U.S. and the Vietnam Register.
The one-deck, double-hull vessel is 258.14 metres long, 46.4 metres wide, and 24 metres high.
FSOs are usually used in oilfields where it is impossible to lay pipes linking the drilling platform with onshore facilities. The drilling platform transfers oil to the FSOs where it is stored until a tanker arrives.