Chinese yard Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) has delivered the latest hull of a floating production, storage and offloading vessel built under Dutch floater specialist SBM Offshore's Fast4Ward concept.

SWS said in a statement the sailaway of the latest the latest 'multi-purpose floater' occurred on schedule.

The yard did not say where the hull, called MPF3 will be heading, or if it has been assigned a field where it will be deployed for operation.

Asian yard officials said the MPF3 could be heading for Singapore for topsides integration before delivery of the full floater, though that could not be confirmed.