Singapore’s Jurong Shipyard delivers FPSO to operate in Angola

18 April 2011

Luanda, Angola, 18 April – Singapore’s Jurong Shipyard has delivered the FPSO PSVM, one of the largest floating, production, storage and offloading oil vessels to operate in ultra-deep waters, which is due to operate on the PSVM project in Angola, Angolan news agency Angop reported in Luanda.

The naming ceremony for the FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) was held at the shipyards in Singapore and the ship will now sail for Angola where it will start operating at the PSVM (Pluto, Saturn, Venus and Mars) field, around 400 kilometres to the northeast of Luanda, where it is expected to stay for the next 20 years.

The FPSO vessel, which was ordered by Modec, a sub-contractor of British Petroleum Angola and its partners, is 355 metres long, weighs 20,000 tons and has a draft of 22.2 metres, as well as carrying 120 people on board and a production capacity of 150,000 barrels per day, as well as storing 1.8 million barrels of oil and processing 245 million cubic metres of gas per day. (macauhub)