SOFEC to deliver external turret for FSO offshore Thailand

Offshore staff

HOUSTON SOFEC Inc. has secured a letter of award from MISC Offshore Floating Terminals Ltd. to supply an external turret for the FSO Benchamas 2 due to be installed in the Gulf of Thailand.

SOFEC will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the external turret including fabrication of the rigid arm supporting the turret head. It will be constructed in Malaysia with delivery planned for November 2017.

The turret will allow the FSO vessel to weathervane and continue operations in relatively high wind and wave environments. This capability reduces vessel motions and accelerations and allows continual transfer of liquid hydrocarbons regardless of vessel heading.

The FSO Benchamas 2 will replace the existing FSO, which was originally installed in 1999.

The new vessel will be permanently moored with nine anchor legs arranged in a three x three configuration terminating at the seabed with piled anchors. It will be connected to two 8-in. flexible risers for crude oil and one 6-in. flexible riser for fuel gas. The existing PLEM and anchor legs will be reused except for the top chain which will be replaced with a new section.


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...