Drydocks World Dubai has cut first steel on an aframax tanker conversion to an FSO for Dixstone.

The DP World-owned shipyard will carry out extensive modification and life extension work on the vessel designed for 20 years of uninterrupted service as the FSO Pargo.

Works include fabrication and installation of an external turret for weather waning, helideck fabrication and integration, metering skid installation and modification to the cargo system.

Neil Millar, COO of Drydocks World, commented: “Today is an important milestone for Drydocks World as we begin work on a conversion project for our customer, Dixstone, subsidiary of Perenco, an oil company based in Paris.

“With our extensive industry knowledge, world class facilities and talented team of engineering experts Drydocks World is a trusted partner to the shipping and offshore oil & gas industry, delivering projects safely, on time and to the highest standards.”

Source: Seatrade Maritime News