UAE yard Drydocks World Dubai has begun work converting an aframax tanker into a floating storage and offloading unit (FSO).
The extensive modification and life extension work will include the provision of a new hull coating designed to make the FSO’s performance reliable for uninterrupted offshore service for next 20 year. Other work includes fabrication and installation of an external turret for weather warning, helideck fabrication and integration, metering skid installation and modification to cargo system, installation of hose reel and crane.
Neil Millar, COO of Drydocks World described the start of conversion as an important milestone for Drydocks World beginning work for its customer, Dixstone, subsidiary of Perenco, an Oil Company based in Paris.
FSO conversion project starts at Drydocks World