Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard has almost completed the conversion of the FSO vessel Ratu Songkhla, for Malaysia’s M3nergy.

The floating, storage and offloading vessel, a 1989-built Panamax tanker, arrived for conversion at the shipyard in February this year.

Conversion work involved the manufacture and erection of a cargo offloading station, an external turret mooring system and a helideck.

The project also includes renovation of the marine and hull systems and erection of the metering skid.

The storage capacity of the vessel when delivered will be 546,000 barrels of oil.

The vessel will be chartered to CPOC, a joint venture between PTTEPI and Petronas Carigali for the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area Block B-17 area.