Drydock World starts conversion works on Floating Storage & Offloading project

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Drydocks World Dubai, a subsidiary of DP World, has begun work converting an Aframax tanker capable of carrying 700,000 barrels of oil into a Floating Storage and Offloading Unit (FSO) for Paris-based Perenco subsidiary Dixstone.

The extensive upgradation and life extension work at the FSO Pargo project will include the provision of a new hull coating, designed to make the FSO’s performance reliable for uninterrupted service for the next 20 years for offshore operation. 

Other work includes fabrication and installation of an external turret for weather waning, helideck fabrication and integration, metering skid installation and modification to cargo system, installation of Hose Reel & Crane.

Neil Millar
Neil Millar
COO – Drydocks World

“Today is an important milestone for Drydocks World as we begin work on a conversion project for our customer, Dixstone. With our extensive industry knowledge, world-class facilities and talented team of engineering experts Drydocks World is a trusted partner to the shipping and offshore oil & gas industry, delivering projects safely, on time, and to the highest standards.”

Drydocks World has recently launched a digital transformation project to deliver operational efficiencies and improved customer services. Capt Rado Antolovic PhD, CEO of Drydocks World, said, “Our people will be better equipped to do their jobs by working with real-time data, integrative platforms and improved knowledge-sharing that will enable them to focus on the areas of their expertise.” 

According to World Energy Report, Perenco plans to position an FSO at the Pargo shallow-water field complex to receive, store, and export production from existing production platforms, and this FSO is the one to be shipped to Brazil, once converted.

Project Manager of FSO Pargo, Mr. Thomas Milani, commented, “Our DIXSTONE team is excited to lay the first milestone of FSO Pargo conversion works. We look forward to delivering to our client Perenco Oil and Gas company in Brazil, a high-quality project on time and within budget. Together with Drydocks World, we will focus our efforts through the conversion works on reaching this shared goal in a safe manner.”

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