Iran has inaugurated a 2.2-million-barrel floating oil storage unit (FSU) Khalij-e-Fars, in Soroush oil region on February 8th, writes IRNA news agency.
The inauguration was marked by the first oil shipment from the FSU to a crude carrier KAI-EI, owned by Kyoei Tanker company.
The FSU, built by South Korea’s Samsung, is intended to carry the crude oil produced in the offshore Soroush and Nowruz oil field in Persian Gulf to the floating terminal.
The unit is a converted VLCC. It is 337 meters long, 60 meters wide and 33 meters high and boasts storage capacity of 200,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
World Maritime News Staff