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Euronav-OSG FSO Asia to undergo repairs

Euronav-OSG FSO Asia to undergo repairs

Antwerp: Euronav has announced that its 50% Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) service vessel jv with OSG, named FSO Asia, is to be returned to the conversion yard in Dubai to perform repairs to the vessel - estimated to take 10 days.

The FSO, which had been delivered at the Al Shaheen oilfield offshore Qatar on November 17, 2009, experienced problems during the planned hook-up of the vessel on site due to bad weather and while delayed, further commissioning tests were conducted on board. During one of those tests a hose reel, one of several redundant systems that enable oil to be offloaded from the FSO to an export vessel, was damaged.

Maersk Oil Qatar AS (MOQ) has extended the provisional delivery date of the FSO Asia until December 15, 2009.  [03/12/09]