South Korea: Sungdong Shipyard Lays Keel of FSO PTSC Biendong 01


On May 30th 2012, at Sungdong Shipyard in Korea, PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation and PVN’s subsidiary – Bien Dong Petroleum Operating Company (BDPOC) – held the Keel-laying ceremony for the FSO PTSC Biendong 01.

FSO PTSC Biendong 01 – with the capacity of 350,000 barrels – is the sixth FSO/FPSO that PTSC invested and the first FSO ever new built by PTSC from the engineering, construction supervision, transportation, installation, commissioning and operation. The engineering, construction supervision at Sungdong Shipyard has been performed by PTSC’s skillful, experienced engineers and executives, strictly in accordance with the standards of international classification society ABS.

The keel-laying ceremony was on-schedule and marked an remarkable milestone of the FSO PTSC Biendong 01 project promising the on-schedule vessel hand-over in the year end 2012. FSO PTSC Biendong 01 shall operate in Hai Thach-Moc Tinh condensate field, block 05.02, 05.03 at Nam Con Son basin, offshore Vietnam; and about 340-km Southeast of Vung Tau.

The keel-laying ceremony had received presences of many leaders, representatives from Vietnam Register, PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation, Bien Dong Petroleum Operating Company and Sungdong Shipyard.


Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, June 4, 2012;