Malaysian energy-related maritime solutions and services specialist MISC has teamed up with Chinese offshore contractor CIMC Raffles to engage in joint engineering of the next generation of standardised hulls for floating production, storage and offloading vessels incorporating low-carbon technology for cleaner production.

The joint engineering points to a potential future co-operation between the two companies with MISC offering the new design in future bids for FPSOs, while having them built at CMIC Raffles facilities in China.

The recently introduced design is to meet the increasing demand for novel floaters.