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Mooring Systems - External Turret

FSO Safer - Yemen

SOFEC developed, designed and constructed a turret-type SPM system for a 409,000 dwt tanker that serves as an FSO terminal for crude oil. Installed in March 1988, it is the largest FSO system in the world and is still currently operating.

This SOFEC external turret mooring system is ABS classed.

General Description
Location: Saleef Field, Yemen
Client Name: Yemen Hunt Oil Company (YEPCO)
Contract Awarded: August  1986
Installation Date: March 1988
Water Depth: 38m (122ft)
Tanker Size: 409,000 dwt
First Oil: N/A
Vessel Type: Converted FSO
Storage Capacity: 3,100,000 bbls
Fabrication: Turret - Japan
Vessel - Japan
Region: Middle East
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