The Nam Trieu Ship Building Industry Corporation (Nasico) launched a 150,000DWT Floating Storage and Offloading vessel (FSO), the largest of its kind in Vietnam, in Hai Phong port city on January 14.
The vessel, which is 258.14m long, 46.4m wide and 24m high, is used to store oil products pumped up from oil fields and to separate crude oil from them to be supplied to oil refineries.
Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai described the launch as a quantum leap in the Vietnamese shipbuilding industry. He asked workers to complete the remaining work to hand it over to the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) on schedule.
Currently, more than 3,000 workers are putting the final touches to the vessel, which will be towed to Bach Ho (White Tiger) oil field once completed.