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Dai Hung gets floating storage unit

Update: March, 28/2015 - 09:58
Representatives cut the ribbon at the inauguration ceremony in central Quang Ngai Province.— VNS Photo Nguyen Linh

HA NOI (VNS)— The Viet Nam Oil and Gas Group inaugurated and handed over two units to PetroVietnam Transportation Corporation (PVTrans) and PetroVietnam Domestic Exploration Production Operating Company Limited (PVEP POC) in central Quang Ngai Province on March 26.

The two units are the Dai Hung Queen floating storage and offloading unit (FSO) and Dai Hung 01 floating production unit (FPU).

The Dai Hung Queen floating storage and offloading unit (FSO) . — Photo baoquangngai

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai appreciated the two projects that are new landmarks in the development of the domestic engineering industry as well as oil and gas services, contributing to reducing dependence on imports, ensuring national energy security and boosting the country's economic development.

Hai said he wanted the domestic mechanics and oil and gas companies to undertake similar projects, meeting the demand for mechanical products for the domestic and export markets.

Dai Hung 01 floating production unit. — VNS File Photo

Dai Hung Queen is a modern and also the most complicated oil storage facility of the country's petrol and gas sector. It was built in three years, under the supervision of DNV GL, an international certification body and international ship and offshore classification society located in Norway, and Viet Nam Register.

The storage is 260.7m long, 42m wide and 21.4m tall. It can handle 105,000 tonnes at a speed of 14.5 nautical miles per hour.

The two projects will help in oil and gas exploitation at the Dai Hung oilfield. — VNS

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