The vessel replaces the FSOBenchamas Explorer, which had been in service in block B8/32 since 1999.
MISC Berhad converted the replacement from an Aframax crude oil tanker.
InterMoor’s scope included project management, engineering and manpower for the tow of the FSO from the MMHE shipyard in Malaysia to the Benchamas field.
In addition, the company chartered two anchor handling tug supply vessels for station keeping during hookup of the FSO, and provided engineering and analysis to support this program and installation of the riser system.
TheBenchamas 2 is turret-moored and connected to the existing mooring system and piles in 71 m (233 ft) of water.