Ruby Petronas (Vietnam) FPSO PLEM Construction Project
PSO Ruby II which replaces FPSO Ruby Princess is leased to PC Vietnam Ltd (PCVL), the exploration and production arm of PETRONAS in Vietnam, and operator of Blocks 01 and 02, on a time charter contract for a period of eight (8) years. The FPSO is turret‐moored at the Ruby Field, 160 km offshore Vung Tau in water depths of approximately 49 metres, within Block 01 & 02, Vietnam. The overall Ruby Field development consists of the existing Ruby A and Ruby B platforms, which currently supplies the full well stream to the FPSO Ruby II, and will also include the Pearl and Topaz fields which will be tied‐in to the FPSO in the near future.
FPSO Ruby II is based on total repair, life extension and conversion of the 1990 built Aframax tanker MT Cherry II. The FPSO features a bow mounted turret with nine (9) mooring lines and slots for a total of five (5) production risers and three (3) gaslift risers. The topsides are designed for a throughput of 45,000 barrels of total liquid per day, and in addition provides gas treatment and compression facilities to handle 11.5 million standard cubic feet of gas per day.
PCSS has been engaged by Ruby Petronas Vietnam under Shapadu Engineering to be involved in planning, scheduling and controlling works for Ruby Petronas (Vietnam) FPSO PLEM Construction Project. The construction of FPSO PLEM has taken around 15 months and was completed in June 2010.