Culzean FSO starts journey to North Sea

The vessel which will be used to develop a huge North Sea gas field has started its journey from Singapore.

Ailsa, the floating storage and offloading vessel (FSO), has today been sent on tow to the Culzean  field.

The FSO’s construction at a shipyard near Singapore took 12.5million man-hours according to Culzean operator Total.

Culzean is due to come online next year, and is expected to meet five percent of total UK gas demand at peak production in 2020/2021.

Ailsa can store up to 430,000 barrels of condensate at a time.

BP and JP Nippon also own stakes in the field, around 145miles east of Aberdeen.

It comes after topsides for the development were sent on their way last month.

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