A 11,000-tonne jacket structure for the Moc Tinh oil rig was launched successfully on August 27 at the Vietsovpetro port in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

The jacket structure includes three-dimensional frames made from large tubular steel members, allowing the jacket, which takes the loadings from the topside and sea environment, to be attached by piles to the seabed.

With construction beginning in June last year by the Petroleum Equipment Assembly and Metal Structure Joint Stock Company (PVC-MS), the 136 metre high structure was the largest manufactured in Vietnam .

In April the company also manufactured and launched a jacket structure for the Dai Hung oil rig with weight of 7,000 tonnes and height of 120 metres.

The Moc Tinh oil rig is part of the Bien Dong 1 project, invested by the Bien Dong Petroleum Operating Company (Bien Dong POC), and the rig’s jacket structure will be installed offshore by September 5./.